Certain beer types are shown to have healthy effects on teeth
Before you go slamming down those pints and heading for the Rockies, be sure to keep in mind that we’re referring to certain types of beer and only in moderation. If you’re still interested, keep reading.
The Effects of Alcohol on Dental Health
Excess consumption of alcohol can have detrimental effects on your teeth. Tooth loss, tooth erosion, dry mouth and oral cancer are among the issues you can face if you’re not careful. However, if you are careful and drink certain beer in moderation, it can actually have a good effect on oral health, including the prevention of bone loss.
So What Beer is Good For Dental Health?
If you are a lover of dark beers, you might not like what we’re about to say. That’s because dark beers are known to stain your teeth and have high acidity which can lead to enamel erosion. Lighter beers are made with a lot more barley and hops that are known to have high volumes of calcium and silicon, which help keep bones and teeth strong. Not only is this good for your bones and teeth, but it helps strengthen hair and nails as well. Good to know, right?
There are also antibacterial properties in the ingredients that make up this beautiful beverage. These are a form of good acids that are called tannins. Tannins, like fluoride, can protect the teeth against harmful bacteria that like to stick to your teeth and cause damage.
So, if you are a beer lover, this news comes as a nice surprise. However, just remember that like most things in life, keep it in moderation to keep it healthy. Try to stick to IPAs and Pilsners in order to get the maximum benefit and drink less of the dark beers in order to keep the stains away.
Make sure you are sticking to your healthy oral routine daily by brushing and flossing and be sure to visit your dentist for your regularly scheduled hygiene appointments.
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Until then, Cheers!