The only reason I look forward to waking up early is because I have a Nespresso. My parents gifted me one for my birthday in February, and I've spent every morning since creating Starbucks-worthy iced lattes in the comfort of my kitchen.
If you're a coffee lover like me, your AM cup (or two, or three) is probably a ritual, so here's what you need to know about consuming coffee that could be harmful to your dental health:
Coffee's known to stain teeth and its acidity can erode tooth enamel. That's why it's important to brush your teeth before you drink a cup of joe.
According to dentist Christina Meiners, brushing your teeth before you drink coffee removes plaque build-up, which makes it more difficult for stains to adhere.
“If you keep it nice and clean, then there’s less for [coffee] to grab onto your teeth or adhere to,” Meiners said.
So tomorrow morning after you wake up, reach for a toothbrush and then reach for your coffee cup.
Source: Huffington Post; Photo: Getty Images