Coffee. A beverage loved by so many, but blamed for making breath smell less than pleasant. Many affectionately refer to this coffee induced bad breath as coffee breath. What if I told you that contrary to popular belief coffee is not to blame for bad breath, but actually might help inhibit bad breath. Thats right, according to a study at Tel Aviv University in 2009, coffee contains an extract that actually can hinder the bacteria that leads to bad breath.[1,2] So why does it seem like after drinking coffee a foul odor can be found on the breath? According to Mel Rosenberg, a breath specialist at Tel Aviv University, people blame coffee for bad breath because coffee makes the mouth dehydrated.[1,2] A dehydrated mouth can lead to potent breath when mixed with substances like milk.[1,2]
Moral of the story " maybe think twice before you blame your coffee for your bad breath.
Here are some tips to help combat bad breath. http://www.webmd.com/oral-health/guide/change-your-breath-from-bad-to-good
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