Black and green tea greatly reduce inflammation and slows the growth of bacteria that start plague and tooth loss. Tea contains antioxidant ingredients known as flavonoids and catechins, tannin-type substances, that have an anti-microbial effect.
A friend of mine once asked me this very question over a cup of overpriced watered-down coffee. Well, I’m not going to sugarcoat anything for you; besides, sugar is bad for your teeth anyway. Dental implants are something we would not consider “cheap”.