Tariq Drabu Says a 2014 Study Shows Black Coffee Could Have Beneficial Impact on Teeth

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Tariq Drabu said, “A recent study carried out in Rio de Janeiro has shown that strong black coffee could have beneficial impact on teeth.”

Tariq Drabu

Tariq Drabu

We can’t forget that coffee consumption also has negative effects including tooth enamel acidity and teeth staining, which needs to be taken into consideration.

Tariq Drabu is a leading dentist and specialist oral surgeon in Manchester in the United Kingdom. He is one of the youngest dentists to ever graduate in the UK and has spent years working in busy dental hospitals in the UK and Saudi Arabia. Dr. Drabu received his Fellowship in Dental Surgery at the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh. Today, he is the owner of the successful Langley Dental Practice and is also the Clinical Lead Dentist for the Oral Surgery Clinical Assessment and Treatment Services at NHS Heywood Middleton and Rochdale. He is also an active tutor and mentor to postgraduate dentists in oral surgery at the UCLAN Dental Clinic in Preston.

Tariq Drabu was speaking about an article published on a dental website on 3 July 2014. The full article can be read here.

Tariq Drabu in Manchester said, “A team at the Rio de Janeiro Federal University carried out research to determine the impact of strong black coffee and teeth, with amazing results. The research revealed that strong black coffee could break down bacteria biofilms, including dental plaque. The research was carried out using donated deciduous teeth from children.”

Tariq Drabu went on to say, “The team found that exposing the teeth to coffea canephora, which is grown in Brazil and Vietnam, caused the bacteria to burst. This is such an exciting outcome that can be used in future development of toothpastes and mouthwashes.”

Tariq Drabu closed in saying, “The research conducted was only carried out using strong black coffee and did not include coffee with milk and sugar. We can’t forget that coffee consumption also has negative effects including tooth enamel acidity and teeth staining, which needs to be taken into consideration. This research was published in the Letters in Applied Microbiology and with further research and testing they may be able to remove the useful chemicals to use in tooth aids in the future.”

About Tariq Drabu
Tariq Drabu is a leading dentist and specialist oral surgeon. This Manchester born and educated dentist was one of the youngest dentists to graduate in the United Kingdom. He has worked at some of the busiest hospitals in the UK and Saudi Arabia and completed his Fellowship in Dental Surgery from the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh. He is the owner of the very successful Langley Dental Practice and is also the Clinical Lead Dentist for the Oral Surgery Clinical Assessment and Treatment Services at NHS Heywood Middleton and Rochdale. Tariq Drabu also teaches and mentors postgraduate dentists in oral surgery at the UCLAN Dental Clinic in Preston.

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