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Coffee & Smile!

Coffee is rich in antioxidants, but it seems that the caffeine may also help protect your teeth.

Antioxidants (polyphenols and catechins, specifically) are known to help reduce inflammation, help to reduce cholesterol, alleviate high blood pressure, and protect against heart attack and stroke. These antioxidants also help to reduce inflammation in your mouth.

This is why coffee, and even chocolate have been said to be good for your teeth despite their historic reputation for being bad for your teeth.

And there’s another reason coffee is good for your teeth, Trigonelline. Trigonelline is a main ingredient in coffee beans, and it’s been said to help prevent tooth decay.

In a 2014 in Brazil, coffee was demonstrated to destroy the bacteria that lead to dental plaque formation. It’s plaque that leads to gum disease, tooth decay and worse.

Most things we eat & drink can be considered both good & bad for us.

So back to the everything in moderation point, coffee can be good for your teeth – but only without the added cream and sugar, and when consumed in moderation of course!