Aug 08, 2017: Researchers have developed a new formula made with an extraction from green tea that can fix the problem of highly sensitive teeth as well as help prevent cavities.
Let’s see how Green Tea can deal with tooth sensitivity & prevents cavities:
- The findings of the research showed that green tea extract epigallocatechin-3-gallate (EGCG) stood up to tooth erosion, abrasive brushing and prevented biofilm formation.
- When the protective layers of teeth are worn away, a bony tissue called dentin is exposed. This tissue comprises microscopic hollow tubes that allow hot and cold liquids and food to contact the underlying nerve endings in the teeth, causing pain. Unprotected dentin may also cause cavity formation.
Cui Huang from Wuhan University in China and colleagues wanted to see through sensitivity issues and beat the bacteria at the same time. They took nano-hydroxyapatite and EGCG, which was shown to fight streptococcus mutans that form biofilms causing cavities, mentioned in ANI.
These ingredients were combined with the mineral silica nanoparticles, which can stand up to acid and wear and tear.
They tested this formula on extracted wisdom teeth and found that it plugged the dentin tubules.
Dr. Tim Bond from health group The Tea Advisory Panel said, green tea compounds also act as a natural breath freshener, reports ANI.
Furthermore, the researchers noted that the catechins (such as EGCG) stop adhesion of sugar containing materials – the basis of plaque, upon which bacteria feed – producing acids which accelerate erosion of the tooth surface.
– Prepared by Naina Mishra of Newsgram. Twitter @Nainamishr94