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Coffee and Your Smile


Coffee is among the most popular beverages in the world. In fact, more than 50 percent of the population enjoy a cup of Joe on a daily basis. Therefore, it becomes important to realize just what this drink is doing to your teeth over time. Many people are aware of coffee’s ability to stain your teeth . However, there are other risks that involve the health of your smile as well.

Here are some key drawbacks to remember when you desperately reach for that cup of coffee each morning, or decide to make multiple trips to the coffee pot throughout the day.

Deeper Tooth Staining
While coffee is just as dark as red wine or tea, it goes a few steps further in terms of causing tooth stains. Coffee has tannic acids to give it a dark color. Unfortunately, this acid etches into the pits and grooves of your teeth as it stains. In addition, coffee is most often consumed at a hot temperature, which means your teeth can expand and contract as you drink it and the staining can penetrate deeper into the micro-cracks of your enamel.
Dry Mouth
If you are one of the many that use coffee as a daily “wake up,” then you are likely choosing a strongly caffeinated variety. Caffeine is considered a diuretic, which causes your entire body to lose essential fluids – even your mouth. When your saliva production is low, you have a much greater chance for decay and even bad breath. Saliva naturally neutralizes the pH level in your mouth as well as rinses your teeth from debris and bacteria throughout the day.
A Sugar Trap
If you drink your coffee black, you can ignore this warning. However, if you like to add creamer, sugar or flavored syrup to your cup of Joe, you need to consider the consequences. All that added sugar can be detrimental for your smile health, especially when it is sipped on over a long period of time.

Can’t give up your coffee habit? We understand. However, to protect the health and appearance of your smile, you can make these adjustments or additions to your daily routine:

  • Drink a glass of water after or with your coffee
  • Chew sugarless gum when you finish
  • Use a straw to drink your coffee
  • Switch to decaf
  • Use an artificial sweetener or less added sugars

If your love of coffee has already damaged your smile, give us a call at Mitzi Morris, DMD. We offer a variety of services to restore your oral health as well as ways to reverse tooth discoloration.

Mitzi Morris, DMD, PC – Roswell Dentist
1295 Hembree Rd, Suite B202
Roswell, GA 30076
Phone: 678-459-2990

Posted on behalf of Mitzi D. Morris

1295 Hembree Rd, Suite B202
Roswell, GA 30076

Phone: 678-459-2990

Monday: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday: 7:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday: 7:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday: 8:00 am - 3:00 pm

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Mitzi D. Morris, DMD, PC

4.8/ 5.0

Based on 44 reviews

  • Dr. Morris is an excellent dentist. Her ability to relate to her patients makes her a stand-out amongst those in her profession. She practices dentistry with superior technique and care. Her staff is friendly, helpful, and accommodating. I feel she hires only the best! One special mention: I suffer from panic attacks at times- along with claustrophobia. Dr. Morris is the first dentist I have ever had who helped calm my fears. Thus, my experience exceeded expectations! Great service!

    Cathy Q
  • Definitely would recommend Dr. Morris to anyone. She has been my dentist for over 8 years! Dr. Morris is extremely personable and is serious about the completing the best care possible. Great established dental team! Very accommodating to your schedule.

    Kelly T
  • Great and very educational experience. Compared to my last two dentists this experience blows them both out of the water. The staff is very friendly, and very helpful. I had to go in for a total of four visits a few weeks apart from each other. They made me feel very comfortable the entire time and kept making sure I was pleased. Getting a deep cleaning went very smoothly. It was also brought to my attention that the way I was flossing was incorrect. And have since changed methods. I worked specifically with Dr. Morris. She was very nice, and took the time to explain things. Which is a huge plus for me. Dr. Morris and the staff members worked effortlessly together. I was comfortable enough to sit back and relax, strangely enough, while having cavities drilled and fillings put in. Billing and scheduling appointments, as well as follow up for confirmation of upcoming appointments was very easy. I will say my favorite part of the experience was how friendly of an environment the staff has created. That alone is deserving of a 5 star review, and the rest is honestly icing on the cake. I highly recommend this practice on all fronts and will continue using them!

    Eric F
  • I transferred from a long-term and very good relationship with my former dentist because of a move, and I was a little apprehensive about a new dentist. Dr. Morris has been great. She is friendly, patient-concerned and the office is new, comfortable and clean. Everyone seems to enjoy working there. I feel like I'm in good hands!

    Christopher P
  • Dr. Morris and her staff are very professional. Additionally, she as well as her staff have an excellent "bedside manner." The office is new and well equipped. If one has an appointment and an earlier one opens up, Dr. Morris offers it to her patients as she did with my last appointment.

    David G
  • I have never met a staff so nice and charming. This staff will make you feel comfortable and relaxed in Dr. Morris's Spa like office and everyone is professional and approachable too. Andrea R. explained the process of my appointment and procedures and is definitely a highly-educated and thorough dental hygenist -- SHE IS A ROCKSTAR. I'm so glad that Dr. Morris and her dental team have been my "go-to" for the last 5 years, and I wont be going anywhere else! Overall - A++ Dr. Morris...highly recommended to my family and friends!!!

    Adam O
  • I've been a patient of Dr. Mitzi Morris for many years, and recommend her without reservation. The office is modern. clean and spacious. The staff has always been welcoming and very helpful. And the women who work for her as dental technicians are fantastic; they do a professional and effective deep cleaning, but with a careful, gentle touch. It is clear to me that Dr. Morris reads her professional journals and upgrades her practice to stay very current with the latest best practices in dentistry. (I have had some dentists who stopped updating their practices after leaving dental school!) With Dr. Morris you can count on receiving the very latest dental technology. Her prices are very fair, and I have never been surprised by an unexpected cost or had problems with insurance not covering services rendered.

    Bruce C
  • I have never experienced an office so down to earth, so outgoing and so willing to satisfy. If you've grown to dread the dentist then lay down your sword and give this office a shot.

    Marc Mamane

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Monday: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday: 7:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday: 7:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday: 8:00 am - 3:00 pm

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1295 Hembree Rd, Suite B202
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