4 Disgusting Ways National Coffee Month Is Ruining Your Teeth

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woman in stylish sunglasses and orange t-shirt sitting outside with coffeeCoffee: the drink that gives us life. Or, at least, the drink that helps us get through the day. National Coffee Month is a time to celebrate all things coffee—from the different ways we like to drink it to the different flavors we can enjoy.

But as we coffee-lovers know, such a thing can be too much of a good thing. And when it comes to coffee and your teeth, that's the case. Here are four disgusting ways that National Coffee Month is ruining your teeth.


Coffee is a popular morning beverage, but many people are unaware that it can be quite acidic. Over time, this acidity can break down tooth enamel, leading to several dental problems.

If you're a coffee drinker, you should be aware of this potential issue and take steps to protect your teeth. Using a straw or brushing your teeth immediately after drinking coffee is an example of how you can prevent tooth decay. You can also try to find less acidic coffee that has undergone a process to reduce its acidity.

Regular dental visits are crucial for catching potential problems early, regardless of your precautions.

Teeth Staining

Studies have shown that coffee can stain teeth and make them yellow over time. The longer you drink coffee, the more likely your teeth will become stained. While there are many ways to remove coffee stains from teeth, it is best to avoid them altogether by drinking coffee in moderation or using a straw.


It's no secret that many of us love our coffee. We drink it first thing in the morning to wake up, throughout the day to keep us going, and sometimes even in the evening to help us wind down. While coffee does have some health benefits, including being a good source of antioxidants, it can also lead to dehydration if you're not careful.

Dehydration can cause many problems, making your teeth more susceptible to cavities and other issues. If you love coffee, drink plenty of water throughout the day to stay hydrated. Your teeth will thank you!

Coffee Grinds 

Coffee grinds can quickly get stuck in your teeth if you're not careful, which can be both unattractive and uncomfortable. After drinking coffee, brush your teeth to prevent this. Remember always to brush and floss regularly. You can also use a toothpick to remove any coffee grinds that may have lodged in your teeth.

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