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Ways In Which Coffee Damages Your Teeth?

Many people start their day with a coffee, or they drink coffee when they hang out with colleagues or friends. Coffee can cause some serious damage to your teeth. Although there are some ways in which you can prevent some damage. Instead of drinking coffee many times in a day, drink it at some specific time. This will reduce the buildup of bacteria. Or you can sip coffee through a straw, this will not let teeth come in contact with the coffee. It is also a good idea to rinse your mouth after you drink coffee. Moreover, follow good oral hygiene practices such as brushing and flossing to prevent plaque buildup. More importantly, visit a private dentist in Basingstoke for a regular dental checkup.

How coffee is injurious to teeth?

Erosion Of Enamel: Enamel is the strongest substance in our body. It is the outer layer of our teeth. When you drink coffee, the bacteria in the mouth release acid that erodes the enamel. This can lead to sensitivity problems. You can prevent this dental problem by rinsing your mouth with water once you finish your coffee. This will wash out the bacteria that erodes the enamel. Moreover, you can also eat a piece of cheese to neutralize the acid.

Discoloration: Drinking coffee can leave pale stains on your teeth. Your teeth can turn yellow or pale. The discoloration is caused by “tannins”, a component of coffee. It causes the color compound to stick to your teeth, leaving a yellow shadow. Even only one coffee a day can cause stained teeth.

Causes Dry Mouth: Coffee contains caffeine that dehydrates your body and hinders the production of saliva in your mouth. Thus, it also causes dry mouth and can also result in bad breath. It has a sulfur-containing aroma that produces bad breath. As coffee damages the enamel, which can over time result in cavities. These cavities become a house for bacteria, thus fostering the growth of bacteria and resulting in infection.

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