To discover what type of coffee is best for the appearance and overall health of our teeth, we consulted Dani Benyaminy, DDS, a cosmetic dentist based in Los Angeles.
How coffee impacts dental health
You likely already know that coffee isn’t stellar for our teeth… but do you know why, exactly? To start, a primary concern is the drink’s potential to cause staining. “Coffee contains pigments called tannins—also found in wine and teas—that can adhere to the tooth enamel, leading to discoloration over time,” Dr. Benyaminy explains. He notes that your pearly whites can become, well… less than pearly whit