With the people of Britain supping away at more than 60 billion cups of tea a year – it could be damaging our pearly whites. And more so than coffee.
The nations favourite hot beverage is packed with staining compounds theaflavins, thearubigins and theabrownins, which are all found in your standard cuppa.
The Sun reports that it’s bad news for fans of a builder’s brew, as the stronger the tea, the worse the staining will be.
The reason you are better off drinking coffee in a bid to keep teeth whiter is that the process of fermenting tea is different to coffee roasting, which relies entirely on heat to break down the beans.
High levels of tannins found in tea can also lead to discolouration of the teeth, as tannic acid creates plaque on your teeth which causes yellowing.
Maybe you should remember this when debating whether to opt for a cuppa or a coffee for the next ‘brew run’ in the office…
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