How many of you need a cup of coffee to start your day? Well, you’re definitely not alone. In the United States, 54% of people over the age of 18 drink coffee on a regular basis. A cup of java offers a crucial burst of energy, but is it good for you? Below, we discuss the surprising health benefits of drinking a daily cup of coffee. We also explain options for removing the unsightly teeth stains that often accompany regular coffee consumption.

The Surprising Benefits of Coffee

A study completed by the American Cancer Society reveals that consuming four or more cups of coffee a day can help reduce the risk of certain oral cancers. In addition, regular coffee consumption also potentially aid in the prevention of:

  • Type 2 diabetes
  • Parkinson’s disease
  • Dementia
  • Stroke

Drinking coffee can also help you avoid the onset of tooth decay and gum disease. A recent study conducted by researchers at the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro in Brazil shows that drinking black coffee can reduce the appearance of plaque. When plaque buildups on your teeth, this weakens tooth enamel and inflames the gums. Of course, the key is black coffee. Adding sugar, cream, or milk can have the opposite effect, increasing the risk of plaque buildup.

Combating Coffee Teeth Stains

Of course, drinking that much coffee can have an adverse impact: causing patients to develop embarrassing dental discoloration. Fortunately, at Viva Family Dentistry, we offer professional teeth whitening to remove teeth stains. Our cosmetic treatments include:

  • In-office whitening, which removes stains in under an hour
  • At-home whitening, in which you use custom-made whitening trays and bleaching gel to remove discoloration
  • Dental bonding, which involves a composite resin to mask the appearance of permanent discoloration
  • Porcelain crowns, designed to mimic the look of natural tooth structure
  • Porcelain veneers, which are placed on the front of the teeth to completely rejuvenate your smile in as little as two visits.

About Dr. Truong: Dallas TX dentist, Dr. Diep Truong, DDS offers a comfortable dental care employing the latest in cutting-edge dental technology. Our patients in Dallas and Richardson have access to innovative preventive, cosmetic, and restorative procedures. To schedule an appointment, call Viva Dental Family Dentistry at (214) 337-7800 (Dallas) or (972) 437-6000 (Richardson).