Coffee- Slow down the daily grind!

Whether it’s part of your morning ritual or a casual treat,
coffee is a notorious teeth-stainer. But did you know it can affect your mouth in other ways, too? Here’s what your cup o’ joe may be up to:

Stains on your teeth.

Staining is the most obvious impact of coffee. Your teeth
enamel is very porous, so dark-colored foods and drinks can penetrate it and
cause stains.

Cause of enamel erosion.

Coffee is very acidic, and that can cause erosion of your
enamel over time.

Leading to bad
breath.

Another side effect of drinking coffee can be bad breath.
This happens because the caffeine in coffee can dry out the saliva in your
mouth. Without saliva, bacteria can quickly grow in the mouth and cause bad
breath.

If you take your coffee black then it can help destroy plaque bacteria so don’t add sugar or creamer because they can cancel it out!

-Dr. Shakoori

 

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