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January is Hot tea month: notes from the staff at Bigelow Customer Service

January 12, 2007


Two recent studies at the University of Illinois at Chicago show that drinking both green and black teas may help to prevent cavities in teeth and also promote fresher breath. In one study, people who rinsed their teeth with black tea for one minute 10 times a day had less decay causing plaque on their teeth than those people that rinsed with just water.

In the second study, polyphenols, the natural antioxidants found in tea, were incubated for 48 hours with the bacteria that causes bad breath, which resulted in this bacteria dying.

So, based on what the University of Illinois at Chicago says, we in customer service at Bigelow say drink your tea daily not only for comfort and satisfaction but for improved oral hygiene as well!

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