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Coffee Vans For Sale: A Mobile Dentist?!

Wednesday, July 02, 2014

Sugary drinks, black coffee and red wine have long been considered problematic for teeth. While all are fine in moderation, sugary drinks (including fruit juices with their naturally occurring sugars) can speed up tooth decay. Wine and coffee can stain the enamel (think about how your porcelain cup takes on some of the coffee colouring when used frequently, or if you forget to rinse it out.

If you’re looking at coffee vans for sale or mobile coffee franchises, the chances are this won’t be because of the health benefits (although there are quite a few!)

What might be surprising though, is that black coffee (still in moderation), can actually be good for your teeth.

Scientists at Rio de Janeiro published in a journal about the impact an extract of Robusta coffee can have on milk teeth.

This particular variety is grown mostly in Brazil and Vietnam, and has a higher caffeine level than the Arabica variety as grown in Ethiopia, as well as Kenya, and many other parts of the world. While Arabica accounts for around 75 to 80 percent of the world’s coffee production, Robusta has properties which the more widely produced bean just can’t match.

Tests have shown that Robusta can help to break down a thin film of bacteria on milk teeth, which would have led to the development of plaque. Plaque is a complex biofilm, and it is the main culprit in both decay and gum disease. It means that there is constant research going into new methods of breaking down this film, and therefore lowering the risks of disease and decay.

The Science

The beans contain a chemical called polyphenols. This works to destroy bacteria on the teeth by bursting it open. This process is known as ‘lyse’.

While coffee itself can still stain the enamel, there are hopes that this chemical could be extracted and added to toothpaste and mouthwashes, just as has been done with fluoride.

So while drinking a black coffee might prevent decay, there might still be some issues with staining.

Andrea Antonio, the lead researcher on the project, emphasised: “Whilst this is an exciting result, we have to be careful to add that there are problems associated with excessive coffee consumption, including staining and the effects of acidity on tooth enamel. And if you take a lot of sugar and cream in your coffee, any positive effects on dental health are probably going to be cancelled out.”

More of our favourite coffee related health benefit studies:

The Surprising Benefits of Butter Coffee

Butter coffee contains lots of vitamins which you wouldn’t usually get. This included significant amounts of vitamins A, D and K2. It can also improve your cholesterol levels!

How Coffee Can Lower Suicide Rates

Those who drink between two and four cups of coffee per day had a 50% lower risk of suicide than those who didn’t, or than those who drank decaffeinated coffee. The important thing to remember is not to drink the coffee too late in the day, as this can impact your sleep which is also a contributing factor.

An Extra Cup: Helping Reduce The Risk Of Type 2 Diabetes

Having just one more cup of coffee per day can help lower your risk of developing Type 2 Diabetes by as much as 11 percent over the course of four years when compared to those who made no changes to their coffee drinking habits.

Everything in moderation can be great, and if you’re looking at coffee vans for sale it’s probably because you’re quite passionate about that simple little aromatic drink. We think it should be made available to people wherever they work, and in a high quality form. Our coffee vans for sale are designed to have all the benefits of a coffee shop with none of the pitfalls.

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