Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Why Coffee Is Bad For Your Teeth

Coffee is bad for your teeth for two reasons.   Both reasons stem from the fact that coffee is very acidic.

Reason 1:  Acid directly attacks your tooth enamel.  This can leave you susceptible to cavities as well as cracked and broken teeth.

Reason 2.  Acid is the 'bad bacteria's'  best friend!  They love the acid. It makes them multiply even more rapidly!   These 'bad bacteria' are the anaerobic ones.  These are the kind that are responsible for cavities, gum disease and even bad breath!

Think about the daily routine of most people.   Do they take any steps at all to clear their mouths of the acid after drinking a cup of coffee?   Most people never think of this.    If they had a good pH balanced mouthwash, it could be to their benefit.   Even swishing with water is better than nothing!  (but some water is acidic too - but not as acidic as the coffee!)

Most people take no precautions at all!  And a few hours later, they are drinking more coffee or soda.  In most cases, the soda is just as acidic if not more than the coffee! 

In light of that, does it surprise you that so many people have cavities and broken or cracked teeth?

I hope this post will help you to think about these things a little more.  In addition many other beverages and foods are acidic.  Do your homework and you could save yourself a lot of heartache!

One test to help.  You can do a pH test on your saliva before / after drinking coffee and before / after using a pH balanced mouthwash.    You can sometimes find pH testing strips at your local pharmacy (NEVER put those strips in your mouth though).  Follow all directions and warnings on the package before using pH testing strips.   

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PS:  Get your free guides on fighting gum disease and stopping bad breath   

PPS: prevention can also help a lot in reducing an individual's or family's health care costs.  My favorite prevention tool.   

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* I speak in general terms only on this site.  Specific questions about your unique dental health situation should be directed to your dentist or periodontist. 


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