Bacteria's Worst Organic Enemy

Bacteria's Worst Organic Enemy

February 07, 2022

White tea is a great source of fluoride, catechins and tannins.

This combination of molecules could help strengthen teeth by fighting bacteria and sugar.

Fluoride can help prevent dental cavities by making the surface of teeth more resistant to acid attacks by bacteria in combination with sugar.

Catechins are plant antioxidants that are abundant in white tea. They’ve been shown to inhibit the growth of plaque bacteria.

Tannins are another type of polyphenol in white tea. Studies show that the combination of tannins and fluoride could also inhibit the growth of plaque-causing bacteria.

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