The researchers found that coffee intake was associated with a small but statistically significant reduction in teeth and bone loss.
Tucson, AZ (PRWEB) March 28, 2015
Coffee could not only perk you up in the morning but could also help protect you from gum disease, researchers have found.
They found that those who drank coffee were protected against gum disease.
Coffee contains antioxidants. Antioxidants fight gum disease. Does coffee, then, help fight gum disease? That is the question researchers at Boston Univ. Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine explored in a study published in the August 2014 issue of the Journal of Periodontology.
“This is the first long-term study of its kind that has investigated the association between coffee consumption and periodontal disease in humans,” Ng added.
The study was conducted by researchers at the Boston University Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine scientists. They used data from 1,152 men in the US Department of Veterans Affairs Dental Longitudinal Study (DLS).
The researchers found that coffee intake was associated with a small but statistically significant reduction in teeth and bone loss. The team said that coffee consumption might keep gums healthy – at least in adult males.
”We found that coffee consumption did not have an adverse effect on periodontal health, and, instead, may have protective effects against periodontal disease,” said Nathan Ng of the Boston University Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine, lead author of the study.
So what does this mean for us coffee drinkers? We will have to see what the data provides but it is highly possible your daily cup helps fights some away harmful effects of gum disease. The team plans on using data from diverse, groups to see whether or not there is a link between coffee consumption and gum disease.
Well while we are waiting for the research to provide a final answer we can know one thing for sure. Tylers Coffee, as an acid-free coffee, can at least help prevent deteriorating & yellowing of teeth normally caused by a acidic coffee.