>> Mar 31, 2014
We have long weekend. Today Monday is holiday here. Indonesian Hindus celebrate the Saka New Year, the “Day of Silence”. If you are in Bali Island, Indonesia this Monday, you’ll see empty streets there, even Ngurah Rai airport is closed for 24 hours.
For Blue Monday, I’d like to share different issue. I’m a green tea drinker and I just knew about the negative effect of green tea consumption. Before, I’m not aware that green tea can stain the teeth. I like drinking it as its high antioxidants. Dr. Karisma Jaradi, a cosmetic dentist, said that two cups of green tea daily is healthy but the increased intake may give you teeth problem. It won’t harm the teeth, but excessive drinking may change the natural white color of your teeth to more yellow and stained look.
Drinking other herbal teas may cause similar problem. Such beverages are acidic in nature and enhance the porosity of the outer layer of teeth. It will ease the pigmented molecules contained in teas to stay on the teeth enamel and consequently cause staining.
The simple prevention: rinsing your mouth with water after consuming herbal teas and coffees. The dentists recommend the usage of whitening toothpaste to lessen stains. If the stains are worse and you hate it, visit your dentist to get required dental treatment.
Data source: dnaindia.com, aestheticshub.com