Green tea and your oral health Posted on Tuesday, 30 December 2014

Tea consumption has its legendary origins in China dating back to more than 4,000 years ago, making it the oldest herbal tea known. Nevertheless, afternoon tea will continue to be considered as a true British tradition. However, our current blog post is not about tea‑drinking — we know that British people are subject-matter experts in this area. Today, we'll discuss how your oral health can benefit from this wonderful drink.

Green tea cup with tea leaves

White tea, yellow tea, green tea, oolong, pu‑erh tea and black tea are all harvested from a single species of evergreen shrub — Camellia sinensis — but are processed differently to attain varying levels of oxidation. Tea leaves that undergo the most processing result in black tea, while white tea is the result of the least processing.

A recent study showed that green tea extract exhibited strong antibacterial activity and therefore may be used in mouthwashes and toothpastes for prevention of dental cavities and periodontal (gum) diseases, thus helping you avoid teeth loss in the long run and hold on to your natural teeth. In addition, since bad breath is partly caused by microbes in oral cavity, green tea can also help with this problem, and it outperforms mints, chewing gum and even parsley-seed oil. White tea and yellow tea are even healthier choices. They retain a higher amount of antioxidants, compared with green tea, but are more expensive to produce and are less studied.

Splat Toothpaste Green TeaIn its continuous efforts to find natural ingredients for oral care products, Splat R&D team could not ignore such wonderful properties of green tea. Splat fluoride-free toothpaste Green Tea with active green tea, sage and chamomile extracts is intended for prevention of bacterial growth and plaque formation throughout the day, as well as protection from cavity. Additionally, natural pearls extract contains calcium and amino acids for teeth strengthening and gum nutrition, as well as increases enamel resistance to cavity, while innovative Sp.White System® safely whitens and polishes enamel making it shiny.

Splat Oral Care Foam

For those living active lifestyle, Splat has a no‑analogue innovation - Tea Tree & Organic Aloe oral care foam. Foamy consistency promotes effective elimination of soft dental plaque and food residues from teeth surfaces even in hard‑to‑reach areas for a toothbrush, while innovative anti‑cavity protective system Luctatol® directly eliminates tooth decay bacteria and helps maintaining healthy teeth. Just spread the foam into the mouth, hold for 5 seconds and then spit it out, without rinsing with water or using a toothbrush.

Splat mission is to help you be healthy, beautiful, and successful, so that you would share smiles with each other more often, and each of your days would be fruitful and bright!