Coffee is one of the most popular beverages in the world, according to a study by the National Coffee Association. More than 50 percent of Americans drink a cup daily. Attention coffee lovers – consider these tips to help make sure your teeth stay in tip-top shape:
Drink a glass of water with your coffee. Not only does it help neutralize and rinse away the acid left behind from the coffee, but it also helps replenish fluid drawn out of your body by caffeine.
Chew gum after you drink coffee. Chewing gum will help keep your saliva production up and prevent dry mouth.
Switch to decaf. Each cup of regular coffee you drink has on average of 110 milligrams of caffeine. Decaf has the same great taste with only 2-12 milligrams of caffeine.
The Pros of Coffee
For those of you who love coffee, you may find some benefits.
A recent study by the American Cancer Society found that coffee drinkers are less likely to die from oral/pharyngeal (mouth and throat) cancer.
According to the study, published last year in the American Journal of Epidemiology, people who drank more than four cups of caffeinated coffee daily were about half as likely to die from oral or pharyngeal cancer as those who drank coffee only occasionally or not at all.
Coffee connoisseurs are invited to visit the Kona Coffee Cultural Festival, November 7th-17th. The festival takes place during the coffee harvest season and celebrates the culture behind the cup.
With nearly 40 festival events scheduled, there is something for everyone at the Kona Coffee Cultural Festival. For 44 years, this Festival has created a cultural experience in Hawaii that showcases Kona’s nearly 200-year coffee heritage, culinary delights and the working Kona coffee farmers who work to preserve, perpetuate and promote Kona’s famous harvest.