Coffee May Fight Gum Disease

Written by Jeffery Platt on . Posted in Latest Posts

Is coffee bad for my gums?

In the past couple of decades I’ve been practicing, I have had a number of patients ask me if their coffee drinking is bad for their gums, well we now have a study to answer that question.  A research team at Boston University’s Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine conducted the study. Their study indicated that coffee did not have a negative impact on gum health.  The data also showed that coffee had a minimal impact on bone loss around teeth.

This study was the first of its kind with more of than 1,100 adult males ages 26 to 84 to explore the possible periodontal impact of drinking coffee.  It is only one study;  but it is a study.

So to my coffee drinking patients worried if their cup of Joe affects their gums, there is at least one answer, no.

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