Can tea with milk prevent dental staining

blog-thumb-1 A recent article in the Mail Online quoted a dental study on the impact of milk in tea on dental shades. According to the study published in the International Journal of Dental Hygiene, adding milk to tea can have a better effect than using whitening toothpastes and potentially be comparable to some bleaching treatments – presumably those at the lower peroxide concentrations.

The study was carried out by immersing extracted teeth in tea for 24 hours and keeping the temperature at 37 degrees C, so slightly different from most tea routines but it may convince a few people to add an extra splash of milk to their cup!

There is a plethora of whitening toothpastes and gels on our shelves today, but products containing higher (and therefore more effective) levels of bleaching ingredients, because of EU legislation, are only available from registered dentists.

At Tewkesbury Dental, we have had consistently good results and good reviews from patients using Saber Tooth White. Patients need 3 short appointments:-

  • Take impressions for customised whitening trays to be made
  • Handing over the trays, the DIY home kit and some instruction
  • Review 2 weeks later

A free whitening pen (fits in bag or pocket) is sent to any user who writes a review on Saber Tooth’s website.

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