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Dental Fact Friday: Drinking Coffee May Boost Oral Health

August 22, 2014

Dental Fact Friday: Drinking Coffee May Boost Oral Health

Regular consumption of coffee may lower risk of gum disease, according to a new study by researchers from Boston University.

Results showed that coffee intake helped to lower the total number of teeth with periodontal bone loss and it appears that antioxidants in coffee mainly contributed to this occurrence.

“We found that coffee consumption did not have an adverse effect on periodontal health, and, instead, may have protective effects against periodontal disease,” lead author of the study Nathan Ng, said in a news release. “This is the first long-term study of its kind that has investigated the association between coffee consumption and periodontal disease in humans.”

Findings of the study have been published in Journal of Periodontology.

 

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