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    How Acidic Drinks Affect Teeth

    How Acidic Drinks Affect Teeth

    by Alex Brecher July 05, 2023

    You probably know that sugar-sweetened beverages can harm teeth, but what about coffee? It turns out that acid is harmful to teeth, as well. You don’t have to avoid coffee entirely to reduce acid exposure. Instead, Alex’s Low-Acid Organic Coffee is lower in acid, and it provides a gourmet coffee experience every time. Here’s the scoop on how acidic drinks affect teeth and what you can do to protect yours.

    Acid and Your Teeth

    Sugars and starches in the foods and beverages you consume provide fuel for harmful bacteria that can contribute to dental caries, but acid is also a problem for teeth. Acid can cause tooth erosion, which is a process that happens when acid wears away at the enamel on your teeth. 

    Enamel is a protective layer over your teeth. Damage to the enamel can lead to tooth erosion, which is permanent. These may be some effects of tooth erosion.

    • Sensitivity to heat, cold, or sweetness
    • Tooth discoloration
    • More cavities
    • Shifting of fillings that you already have

    Low-Acid Coffee to Protect Teeth

    Acidic foods and beverages include citrus fruits, such as oranges, tomatoes, vinegar, colas, and coffee. Having any of these frequently without taking precautions can start to harm tooth enamel. Alex’s Low-Acid Organic Coffee can limit exposure to acid from coffee, since it’s lower in acid than many other brands of coffee. It’s guaranteed free from mold and mycotoxins, as well as heavy metals and synthetic fertilizers, pesticides, and other compounds. In other words, it’s pure and wholesome.

    More Tips for Protecting Tooth Enamel

    There are ways to protect your tooth enamel in addition to choosing Alex’s Low-Acid Organic Coffee and limiting acid from foods and beverages. These are some tips.

    • Drink water while sipping coffee and when you are finished.
    • Use a straw for soft drinks if you choose to have them.
    • Try to let your coffee cool down instead of drinking it when it is scalding hot. This can help protect your gums from damage.
    • Brush your teeth when you are finished eating or drinking, but wait about 30 to 60 minutes after you finish before brush.
    • Have some hard cheese, such as cheddar, to help support the natural restoration of tooth enamel after you have finished eating or drinking.
    • Limit sugar intake, including in creamers and sweeteners you may add to your coffee.
    • Stay in touch with your dentist to inspect your teeth, answer questions, and guide you in taking care of your teeth and gums.

    Acidic beverages can be harmful to teeth, but there are steps you can take to protect yourself. Even though coffee is acidic, for example, you can choose a lower-acid brand, such as Alex’s Low-Acid Organic Coffee. This limits your exposure to acid. You can also be aware of other acidic beverages and foods, rinse often, and see your dentist regularly to monitor how you’re doing. With Alex’s Low-Acid Organic Coffee, you can be confident in a great-tasting, intense cup that is always made with fresh-tasting coffee beans.

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