Is Coffee Bad For Your Teeth?

Many of us need a morning pick-me up (or three), but can consumption of this caffeinated beverage damage your teeth?

In addition to staining your teeth, coffee can help the bacteria in your mouth create acid, which can lead to tooth and enamel erosion.  This can cause your teeth to become thin and brittle, but can be minimized by brushing directly after consumption.

We know most of you need your morning cup of joe, and we don’t want you to feel like you have to give it up.  However, moderation is key.  We recommend limiting yourself to two cups of coffee per day, consistent brushing, and regular trips to the dentist to keep your smile bright and healthy despite your coffee use.

Tip: If you drink iced coffee, you’re in luck! Drinking coffee through a straw can help prevent all of these problems because the liquid bypasses your teeth!

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