A study recently published in the Journal of Periodontology found that drinking green tea can keep your teeth and gums healthy: for every cup of green tea consumed each day, there was a decrease in all three periodontal disease indicators that the researchers examined—periodontal pocket depth, loss of gum tissue, and bleeding gums.
So don't be embarrassed to swish your green tea. Your teeth and gums will thank you.
Speaking of teeth, I found some pictures of some truly tough guys who would probably knock out a person's teeth for looking at them funny:
This is one monk you don't want to mess with.