Green tea-Camellia sinensis, has hit the headlines recently for its remarkable antioxidant properties. What you may not have realized is that it does wonderful things for your teeth too. Green tea contains tooth strengthening soluble fluoride and on its way through your mouth the tannins it contains help to stop plaque building up around your teeth.
If you have an irresistible sweet tooth, and find yourself always reaching for sugar help is at hand. Sweeten your tea by adding a little liquorice root to the pot while you are brewing it. Liquorice contains glycyrrhizin which is antibacterial. It also prevents decay rather than encouraging it as sugar does.