Green Tea for Cavities-Free Teeth
All new refreshing flavor Listerine® mouthwash brings benefits of green tea to oral hygiene
Kuala Lumpur, 11 June 2012 – Malaysia’s best-selling mouthwash brand, Listerine® introduces a mild and refreshing flavor that combines the deep cleaning power of Listerine® formulae with the natural benefits of green tea. The all-new Listerine® Natural Green Tea is formulated to help strengthen weak tooth enamel, while forming a coating shield to make teeth even more cavity-resistant.
The key ingredients in the all new Listerine Natural Green Tea mouthwash are the essential oils with proven antimicrobial effects together with double dose of fluoride* to help form a protective shield on teeth to ward off cavities. Fluoride is well known to prevent tooth decay but with recent studies, it showed that it can do more. It actually enhances the resistance of enamel to help inhibit demineralization or eroding of tooth (due to exposure to acid, such as consumption
of sugar-containing drinks or sweets), boost re-mineralization, and help kill biofilm plaque bacteria that constantly form on the surface of our teeth.
In addition to the benefits of fluoride, the new flavor Listerine mouthwash also contains all the oral goodness of green tea.
Treasured worldwide for its medicinal benefits since ancient times, green tea has astounded researchers for its natural anti-cavity and anti-cariogenic potentials. In fact, studies have demonstrated that some regular tea-drinking populations records less incidences of dental decay.
The secret to the healthful wonders of green tea lies in its antioxidant called catechin, which is effective for inhibiting bacterial activity, especially cavity-causing bacteria. These bacteria are the culprits for producing an acid that dissolves dental tissues, and the damaging result is known as caries.
Other than that, the tannin in green tea is also effective in preventing the build-up of plaque.
One may ask – why is it important to use mouthwash? The truth is that brushing your teeth alone may not be enough. Recent studies showed that 90% of Malaysians still suffer from tooth decay, even when they brush their teeth diligently every day. This is because there are places where the brushing alone may miss.
Not only that, frequent sugar consumption also prolongs our teeth’s exposure to acid that can erode our dental tissue. A carbohydrate-rich diet may also lead to a shift in bacterial composition of the dental plaque, which makes it even more vulnerable to cavities.
However, one does not have to swear off comfort food and extract the sweet tooth for oral hygiene. Moderation is always the key, and this applies to the carbs and candies you consume each day. Couple this with a simple habit of rinsing with mouthwash after brushing, and you can enjoy a longer healthy set of gums and teeth.
What better way to pave your path to refreshing breath, cavity-free teeth and a dazzling smile with a burst of natural green tea zest? Listerine® kills up to 99.9% of oral bacteria that causes bad breath, plaque and gingivitis – with Listerine’s all-new Natural Green Tea flavor, you can bid farewell to them.
The new Listerine Natural Green Tea is available in 250ml and 750ml packaging. Get it today from major stores nationwide for the promise of complete oral wellness!
*double the dose of fluoride present in Listerine Teeth and Gum Defense