Coffee May Help Prevent Cavities!

Coffee May Help Prevent Cavities

Ciao Cavities and Drink Coffee

Espresso and Americano drinkers delight. Brush, floss and drink coffee!

Italian researchers from the University of Pavia credit a compound called trigonelline, (which gives coffee its aroma and bitter taste), for having both antibacterial and anti-adhesive properties.

This helps prevent dental cavities from forming by preventing the cavity causing bacteria Streptococcus mutans from adhering to teeth.

Resource:
Antiadhesive Effect of Green and Roasted Coffee on Streptococcus mutans’ Adhesive Properties on Saliva-Coated Hydroxyapatite Beads
M. DagliaR. TarsiA. PapettiP. GrisoliC. DacarroC. PruzzoG. Gazzani