How Coffee Affects Your Teeth
August 14th, 2019
A cup of coffee in the morning to jumpstart your day seems like a typical morning routine for a lot of people. But did you know that drinking coffee every day can result in stained teeth over time and the dreaded smell of coffee breath? While that fresh cup of joe can seem appealing is it really worth it?
Drinking coffee on a daily basis can cause bacteria to grow in your mouth, which can lead to tooth and enamel erosion. This can cause your teeth to become thin and brittle over time. But there are a few simple things you can do to help keep your teeth healthy and still get to enjoy your coffee:
- Be sure to eat your breakfast! Eating food before your drink coffee help to minimize the effects coffee has on your teeth
- Use a tongue scraper and brush your teeth after your drink coffee to fight off the bacteria
- Try to reduce the amount of coffee you drink in one day – switching from 4 cups to just 1 cup can help keep your smile whiter longer
You don’t need to give up coffee completely just make sure you are booking your checkups and brushing twice a day!
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