Latest trends in oral hygiene tell us how important mouthwash is to remove plaque that can cause cavities … Nothing truer. But what if I told you that there is a natural mouthwash better than the best existing chlorhexidine mouthwash? It is obviously much cheaper…
Chlorhexidine mouthwash or green tea?
Traditionally, dietary recommendations related to oral health say to avoid sugar, because it feeds the bad bacteria on teeth, but recently it have been discovered that green tea has antimicrobial properties that fight the bacteria which cause plaque.
Initially, it has been proved in the laboratory that the phytonutrients in green tea inhibit development of these bacteria, but what happens if we rinse our mouth with green tea?
Rinsing with green tea strongly inhibited the growth of bacteria that cause plaque in just 7 minutes. After 7 minutes of rinsing with green tea, the number of these bacteria on the teeth was reduced almost in half. The conclusion was that green tea as mouthwash could be an effective measure to prevent tooth decay, especially in poorer countries, that mouth rinses with chlorhexidine, considered the gold standard anti-plaque are very expensive.
And maybe the price would not be a problem if it would cause damage to the DNA, and not only in mouth tissue, but also the peripheral blood cells, which suggests that chlorhexidine was absorbed in the blood
Green tea is cheaper, safer and more effective than the most expensive mouthwashes on the market that come bundled with damage to the DNA.
So, start replacing it from today: make yourself a green tea and drink a cup of it, because it has antioxidant and energizing effect, and then rest rinse your mouth after brushing your teeth. It is the best mouthwash and in addition, has no remaining adverse effect…