A coffee in the morning can make getting to work or class a little easier. A coffee in the afternoon can make the work day more bearable. A coffee on the way home can make rush hour traffic a little less brutal, but what’s always in the back of my mind while I’m sipping on my cup full of caffeine? My teeth.
In the U.S., 100 million people drink coffee a day. Over half those people have their first cup within an hour of waking up.
Just like most acidic foods coffee can, over time, erode tooth enamel and eventually cause tooth decay, but a timelier issue is that coffee stains teeth.
In today’s world of beauty, a nice set of pearly white teeth is almost a must have, that’s why a company named “CLR CFF” made, you guessed it, clear coffee. In an article written by Cosmopolitan they say that CLR CFF was invented by two brother in the U.K. The brothers say that the coffee is made with Arabica coffee beans by “methods which have never been used before.”
CLR CFF is said to have a bold potent taste similar to the dark coffee we all love and can be found in Whole Foods grocery stores.
If you’re not willing to make the switch to this new drink and want to maintain a healthier smile here are some tips:
Reduce the amount of daily coffee intake- This solution is pretty straightforward but can help your oral health in the long-run. Zagat released results from an annual coffee study that stated most American adults have 2.1 cups of coffee a day, and it increases with age.
Wait 30 minutes before brushing your teeth after drinking coffee- While you should brush your teeth after consuming coffee, dental experts advise coffee lovers that brushing teeth immediately after drinking coffee can force the acid deeper into your teeth.
Use a straw- A simple solution to the teeth stain dilemma. A large bag of straws generally costs around $8, by keeping some at home, some in your car, and some at work, using a straw to avoid coffee stained teeth could become a habit.
Keep up with dental visits- White teeth doesn’t measure your oral health. Keep up with dental visits to make sure your gums and teeth are in tip-top shape.