Dr Dental – Coffee and Your Teeth
How you drink your coffee may have an effect on your teeth. Coffee drinkers may know that by drinking coffee over time it can stain your teeth. However did you know depending on how fast your drink your coffee you have a high risk of tooth decay.
For people that drinks latte or coffee with milk sipping and being a slow drinker exposes your teeth to the lactose or milk sugar, which is giving the bacteria in the mouth a flood of raw fuel metabolize. (Similar to what happens with Baby Bottle Tooth Decay ) Try drinking your latte or coffee with milk within 15 minutes. However if you do want to nurse your drink then drink some water or chew sugarless gum to help neutralize the acids in your mouth.