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Dangers of Drinking Coffee on Your Teeth
Posted on 3/15/2020 by Crossroads Family Dental
Coffee. It is widely known of course that too much caffeine, which is in coffee is bad for your health–but it also causes huge harm to your teeth.
Coffee stains your gums. And when you consume large quantities on a daily basis, your teeth will also become discolored. To maintain your teeth, it is advised that you reduce the amount of coffee you drink and maintaining your regular checkups with our professionals is crucial.
What Coffee Does to Tooth Enamel
Coffee destroys the tooth enamel. Coffee includes acid–acid is well established to weaken the tooth enamel. To help prevent serious damage to enamel and other issues, it is best to brush and rinse with water as soon as possible after consuming the coffee.
Excessive coffee causes bad breath. It's understood that massive quantities of coffee weaken the enamel on your teeth. Drinking coffee, every single day actually lowers saliva, and lack of saliva helps bacteria grow faster. The lack of saliva can cause dry mouth, which is what can cause bad breath. Usually, our dentist will recommend that if you drink coffee, limit your intake and chew some sugar-free gum afterwards. You will avoid the dreaded coffee breath.
Drinking coffee significantly increases your stress level and negatively affects your dental health. Tension has a lot of negative impacts on your oral health, which can exacerbate a range of dental problems. The strong advice is to limit the amount of your coffee consumption entirely, unless you can take your coffee completely black and strong, if so, the coffee has an ingredient called polyphenols that actually breaks down bacteria.
If you are concerned about your oral health and the staining effects of coffee or other drinks may be having on your teeth, please call our office and we will get you scheduled for an appointment.
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