Coffee has always been the top favorite drink of many people around the world. And they often drink it in the morning, in a talk or at work to be more alert. But besides that, drinking more coffee would cause a bad breath.
Drinking coffee can help you stimulate the nervous system, decrease fatigue and improve the work efficiency. But along with its aroma and unique flavor is a bad breath that very little people know.
The coffee drinkers often have symptoms of xerostomia because coffee contains caffeine, one of the main culprits reducing saliva flow and lead to dry mouth. This will be the favorable conditions for bacteria and fungi proliferating. As a result, you will get an unpleasant breath and lack of confidence when communicating with people around you. Moreover, lack of saliva will hinder cleaning the remaining food particles stick to your tongue and teeth, even lead to tooth decay.
The different types of coffee will have different effects to your breath. For example, only a cup of espresso with concentration of 75 milligrams of caffeine per ounce can be the great enemy to your breath because it contains high levels of caffeine and its taste will remain for a long time.
In fact, the more fragrant the foods or drinks are, the more unpleasant your breath is. This is the reason why eating onions or garlic can leave a bad breath for a long time. Perhaps you do not know that, sugar is an ideal environment for bacteria to grow and coffee is a high acid environment which helps bacteria to reproduce at breakneck speed. In addition, the things you add to your coffee cup such as cream or milk also play a part in causing your bad breath.
One of the effective solutions to protect your breath is avoid extra sugar or milk into your coffee cup. This may be hard for some people but it will help you significantly improve your breathing. Another way is that instead of drinking coffee, you can switch to tea. While a cup of hot tea also contains caffeine, but it has lower acid level than coffee and does not cause unpleasant smell after drinking.
If coffee has really become an integral part of your daily life, you should drink more water to stimulate the salivary glands, and try brushing your teeth and tongue after drinking it.