Why the mouth health is too important
Most of us know that tooth problems can be really expensive. For instance, they can account for up to 10% of total healthcare costs of the average American.
Typically, the chemical mouthwashes are used as preventative treatment, but also some harmful materials can be found in them.
Whereas, there are various teas and oils, which can be more beneficial than those mouthwashes. For example, green tea has been used since 2700 BC in the treatment of mouth ailments, and also there are recent studies that have proved this tea to keep harmful bacteria from reproducing in the mouth. It can lead to better tooth as well as gum health.
What’s more, the green tea doesn’t actually stain the teeth as the other teas do!
Why aren’t the typical mouthwashes good for your oral health?
Mouthwashes that are available everywhere contain chlorhexidine that can result in increased blood pressure.
According to The Dental Journal of Australia, alcohol, i.e., another common ingredient found in mouthwash, is able to dry out mucous membranes in the mouth and contribute to bad breath.
Whereas the hexetidine found in mouthwash can, over time, trigger brain clotting.
Also, the overdose of methyl salicylate can result in breathing problems and kidney failure, too.
Furthermore, the methylparaben found in mouthwash may trigger breast cancer.
The wonderful benefits of green tea mouthwash
For those, who don’t know, green tea has a powerful capacity to prevent cavities by decreasing the acidity of the pH levels within your mouth. This tea is also able to prevent gum bleeding and tooth decay.
In fact, those people, who use green tea mouthwash have a decreased risk of developing periodontal disease. Moreover, those, who suffer from bad breath, can also notice great improvement after rinsing their mouths with green tea. In other words, bad breath is triggered by sulfur compounds found in the mouth, but green tea can very effectively deodorize these compounds. By chewing gum and using chemical mouthwashes you can simply mask the odors for a short period of time.
Or in case of mouth surgery, you should consider using green tea as a mouthwash.
According to a study that included 34 individuals, who had undergone surgeries for lengthening their crowns, those, who rinsed their mouths with green tea, had better healing than those who didn’t.
Another study carried out at the University of Texas showed that green tea mouthwash slowed the mouth tumors growth.
Additional studies of green tea used as mouthwash
30 volunteers between the ages of 18 and 25 were included in a study conducted at the Indian Council of Medical Research in order to examine the effectiveness of green tea mouthwash compared to mouthwashes containing chlorhexidine and other chemicals.
In the study the green tea mouthwash was also compared to neem mouthwash, which showed that green tea was more effective when it comes to controlling the plaque accumulation. In addition, the green tea mouthwash also led to a healthier salivary pH as well as better gum conditions overall.
Another 1996 study that was published in Biosci Biotechnol Biochem found that green tea resulted in a healthy teeth coating, which protected them from bacteria. Also, the green tea was also proved to destroy harmful bacteria.
Watch the video below how to prepare your own green tea mouthwash!