Oh wait, we said caffeine isn’t good for your beauty already, so, why are we isolating coffee now? Well, folks, coffee is not just caffeinated, it is also acidic, and that means double-danger to your precious sparkling teeth. “Acidic beverages can create microscopic pores on the surface of the enamel, causing erosion overtime,” says McAndrew.
However, research shows drinking coffee has several health benefits, including a possible link between coffee/caffeine and a reduced risk of skin cancer. Just remember to follow with a glass of water. “Water has a neutral pH, which washes away the acid,” says McAndrew. “Sugar-free gum can also reduce discoloration, since it boosts your saliva production, and saliva remineralizes your teeth.”