New research finds: Tea + Milk = Whiter Teeth
Our dentists, while trying to keep abreast of all new research, recently found a research paper about teeth whitening! For dairy and tea lovers, you now have another reason to rejoice! An interesting new study published from the University of Alberta this August revealed that adding a splash of milk to your tea significantly reduces the staining abilities of tea. It is actually so effective at keeping teeth white that it was found that whitening toothpaste and some bleaching products could not even compare. Dr. Ava Chow, the primary investigator of this study, attributes this phenomenon to milk’s protein (called Casein) binding to and neutralizing tea’s tannins, the main culprit of teeth staining.
“Tea is the second most consumed drink in the world, and the way it’s processed affects how teeth are stained. The more the tea is processed or oxidized, the higher its staining properties are,” says Ava Chow, an assistant professor in the University of Alberta’s School of Dentistry. “But we’ve found that the addition of milk to tea reduces the tea’s ability to stain teeth.”
Now if we could only find a similar solution to red wine…For more information: Research shows adding milk to tea prevents tooth staining
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