Coffee is a daily necessity for some of us, especially here in the Bosnia and Herzegovina and it very few adults in our area who do not start drinking their favorite drinks in their morning routine.
If you can not go without coffee and if you worry about the health of your teeth, then we have a good news!
Luckily, drinking coffee in moderation actually has a positive impact on your dental health, studies show that coffee without additives inhibits caries-causing bacteria from adhering to your teeth at a rate as high as 98%.
Despite recent discussions about the health hazards of coffee, it’s actually a net positive for your bodily and dental health. Coffee is typically consumed roasted and then either brewed at home or bought from a coffee shop, which is ideal – roasted coffee shows the highest benefit to dental health.
People who regularly drink coffee have less risk of caries because of the antibacterial properties as well as having whiter teeth than those who don’t. But with all those benefits, there are, of course, a few caveats.
Despite the staining concern, coffee is best consumed with no additives in order for the antioxidant and antibacterial properties to be maintained, but combined with sugar or artificial sweeteners, those properties are minimized. By adding sugar or sweetener, you’re impeding the benefits of coffee and increasing the possibility of tooth decay.