A beautiful, radiant bite with white teeth. Who doesn't want that? Drinking tea is exactly what you expect. But that just depends. What matters is what you do with it…
By pouring a dash of milk in your tea, you reduce the chance of stains on your teeth. According to research published in the International Journal of Dental Hygiene.
For the research, Dr. Ava Chow of the University of Alberta laid teeth drawn in cups of tea with and without milk. They were then removed and the color checked.
Dentists have been warning for some time about the effect of tea (and also coffee) on the color of our teeth. The tannins, which provide the bitter taste of tea, leave an attack on our teeth that can cause stains. However, the Ava Chow study shows that casein, the main protein in milk, attaches itself to tannin and thus prevents stains on teeth. The result: whiter teeth.