Effects of Coffee on Periodontal Disease
Let’s take a look at the effects of coffee on periodontal disease.
According to USA Today, about 83 percent of adults drink coffee in the U.S., the world’s biggest consumer of the beverage. Have you ever wondered what coffee is doing to your teeth? Although coffee has the reputation of staining white teeth, recent studies done by researchers at Boston University have shown that coffee may actually have protective effects against periodontal disease.
In the US, coffee is the primary source from which most individuals receive their antioxidants. Caffeinated and decaffeinated versions of the beverage are a major dietary source and have other anti-inflammatory factors. With coffee already proving itself as a beneficiary to health, researchers began working on a long term experiment linking men who drink coffee to periodontal disease.
Additional studies done by the Department of Health Policy & Health Services show that coffee consumption was associated with a statistically significant reduction in the number of teeth with periodontal bone loss. Their conclusion was that coffee consumption may be protective against periodontal bone loss in adult males.
Researchers are confident in their findings and their conclusions that coffee does not pose any major dental threats to one’s teeth. With the amount of coffee currently being consumed daily by Americans, this study does wonders on helping out modern day society.
Concerned about periodontal disease? Visit your friendly Greensboro dentist for a dental health check.