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Can Caffeinated Water Help Protect Your Teeth?

Posted on 12/10/2016 by Brandon Cooley
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Coffee can cause damage to the teeth by staining and by adding acid into your mouth. Water is the drink that everyone should get the most of each day.

So if you need caffeine and you need water, is the solution to your oral health problems drinking caffeinated water?

Caffeine Isn't Bad for Your Teeth

The truth is, not all forms of caffeine are bad for your teeth. While there are some downsides to coffee, there are also some upsides, too. Coffee, when you drink it black, cuts down on plaque buildup in the mouth. It is also able to cut down on cavities, when you do not add sugar to it.

Green tea is known as a great way to boost your brain without the downsides of coffee. It has been proven to fight off the effects of gum disease, and it helps to keep your body naturally healthy. This, again, is if you drink it in its unsweetened form.

Black tea, likely the world's most popular caffeinated beverage, also has some benefits. It can stain your teeth, much like coffee, but often to a lesser extent, but it is also very high in fluoride. This is good for anyone with a higher chance of developing tooth decay.

Caffeinated water is the newest caffeinated beverage on the block out of these options. It gives you the oral benefits of water, plus the stimulation of the caffeine. There are a few varieties, and some offer the benefit of extra fluoride, but none of them offer the health benefits that come with the more natural versions of caffeine.

If you really need a pick me up in the morning, use one. Just make sure you use one in as pure of a form as possible. Contact our office about your beverages of choice and see if there is a healthier option out there for you.

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