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Journal :   Research Journal of Pharmacy and Technology

Volume No. :   8

Issue No. :  6

Year :  2015

Pages :   772-774

ISSN Print :  0974-3618

ISSN Online :  0974-360X


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Benefits of Green Tea in Dentistry-A Review



Address:   Amurdhavani. B.S
Saveetha Dental College and Hospital, Poonnamallae High Road, Chennai 600 077.
*Corresponding Author
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ABSTRACT:
Green tea is a leading beverage. Green tea is important source of polyphenol antioxidants. Polyphenols including epigallocatechin 3 gallate (EGCG) constitute the most interesting components in green tea leaves. There is a growing body of evidence pointing a beneficial role of green tea and its polyphenols in oral health. Green tea protects against bacterial induced dental caries. Tea polyphenols possess antiviral properties, believed to help in protection from influenza virus. Additionally, green tea polyphenols can abolish halitosis through modification of odorant sulphur components. Oral cavity oxidative stress and inflammation, consequent to cigarette smoking and cigarettes deleterious compounds nicotine and acrolein, may be reduced in the presence of green tea polyphenols. Generally, green tea defends healthy cells from malignant transformation and locally has the ability to induce apoptosis in oral cancer cells. All together, there is an increasing interest in the health benefits of green tea in the field of oral health.
KEYWORDS:
Green tea, dental caries, gingivitis, periodontitis, epigallocatechin gallate.
Cite:
Amurdhavani. B.S. Benefits of Green Tea in Dentistry-A Review. Research J. Pharm. and Tech. 8(6): June, 2015; Page 772-774.
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