Recent research published in the British Dental Journal has suggested that there is no benefit to having alcohol in mouthwashes in terms of plaque and gingivitis control.
The side effects of alcohol in a mouthwash include burning mouth,dry gums,softening of white fillingsand gum pain as well as worsening any damage caused by smoking.
Next time you ask for a mouthwash,ask for an alcohol free one!!
Researchers have found that regularly drinking green tea may help promote healthy teeth and gums.The study analysed the periodontal health of 940 men in Japan and found that those that regularly drank green tea had better periodontal health than those that did not.Periodontal disease is a chronic inflammatory disease that affects the gums and bone supporting the teeth,and has been associated with the progression of other diseases such as heart disease and diabetes
Green teas ability to help reduce symptoms of periodontal disease may be due to the presence of the antioxidant catechin.
“Periodontists believe that maintaining healthy gums is absolutely critical to maintaining a healthy body” says Dr David Cochrane ,DDS,PhD,President of the American Association of Periodontists