Scientists believe that drinking tea may be a good way to keep your teeth healthy.
They have discovered that compounds found in black tea may attack harmful bacteria in the mouth that cause gum disease and cavities.
Researchers have previously focused on the possible health benefits of green teas.But a team from the University of Illinois College of Dentistry studied the black teas more commonly consumed in the West.
They found that compounds in black tea were capable of killing or suppressing growth and acid production of cavity-causing bacteria in dental plaque.
Source BBC News