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Foods That Are Good For Your Smile (Page 6)

Tea

5. Tea

Green tea contains antioxidants called catechins that may tamp down the body’s inflammatory response to the bacteria that cause gum disease. A study found that a daily cup of green tea significantly lowered Japanese men’s risk of developing gum disease. (Add this one ingredient to maximize the flavor and health benefits of tea.) The polyphenols in black tea can help destroy the growth of bacteria that cause bad breath too.

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