Hey coffee drinkers, this one is for you! Chances are, you have heard how coffee stains your teeth and that if you’re looking for a pearly white healthy smile, you need to avoid the morning joe.

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But many of us love our daily cups of coffee and the extra jolt of energy we get with and we can’t really imagine letting it go and are OK with whitening treatments. Well there’s good news if you are one of those people.

A recent study shows that coffee may lower the risk of gum disease. A research team at Boston University’s Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine conducted a study exploring the possible periodontal impact of drinking coffee. The study, which focused on a group of more than 1,100 adult males ages 26-84, was the first of its kind.

The results of the study indicated that coffee did not have a negative impact on periodontal health and that drinking coffee regularly had a minimal impact on the number of teeth affected by bone loss.

Undoubtedly, many more studies like this one will have to be conducted to have a more substantial claim in the dental community.

But for today, coffee lovers have an extra cup and celebrate! And, of course, continue to make regular appointments with your dentist.