Scientists at Boston University, USA, found that coffee plays a role as being an antioxidant and helps protect teeth from the risk of gum infection.
|Coffee helps protect human teeth, especially the adult men group.|
“We found that drinking coffee does not adversely affect oral health, but instead, it has a protective effect against periodontal disease, most commonly gingivitis and inflammation around the teeth, Nathan Ng, the dental research team leader at the University of Boston School of Dentistry, said.
According to The Epoch Times, scientists have collected data from 1,152 men to conduct research on dental issues for American veterans between 1968 and 1998. The veterans are all white, aged between 26 and 84.
Based on the information provided by the research participants on the level and frequency of drinking coffee, scientists found that drinking coffee has a small effect but plays an important role in reducing the amount of tooth loss, especially among adult men.
“This is the first long-term study to understand the link between coffee drinking and gum problems in humans,” Ng added.
The study is published in the Journal of Periodontology.
The Journal of Periodontology has also published several studies on the benefits and harms of coffee and tea. Coffee is thought to have a large effect in reducing the incidence of Parkinson’s disease. Regular coffee consumption also helps to reduce the risk of skin cancer and increase the chances of survival among patients.