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Tea beats soda for dental health
Updated: 11/26/2008 8:00:29 AM

Tea beats soda for dental health If you have to choose a beverage that will be satisfying without compromising your dental health, brewed tea may be the way to go, dental experts have suggested.

A study published in the journal General Dentistry compares the effects of four different beverages - green tea, black tea, soda and orange juice - on dental health and tooth erosion.

Researchers found that both types of brewed teas had very little to no erosive effect on teeth - similar to the effect of water.

In contrast, soda and orange juice contain acids that may put dental health at risk by eroding tooth enamel.

Commenting on the findings, Academy of General Dentistry spokesperson Dr Kenton Ross said that he would "highly recommend patients choose tea as an alternative to more erosive drinks like soda and fruit juice."

The researchers explain that tea - particularly green tea - has additional health benefits because it contains antioxidants, which are thought to help prevent heart disease, cancer and diabetes.

Parents who want to protect the dental health of their soda-drinking children may wish to encourage them to use a straw, which can help protect the teeth from harmful acids.

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