Bozart Family Dentistry Tip of the Week: Can Beer actually be a good thing for your Teeth?

By / Health and Wellness / Wednesday, 17 September 2014 00:00

That's right, your dreams have come true.. It turns out that drinking certain kinds of beer (in moderation) have actually been shown to be good for your teeth! However, it really depends on the type of beer that you are drinking.
Similar to other teeth staining beverages such as coffee and red wine, darker beers (stouts and porters mostly) also have the ability to stain and eat away at your teeth because of their coloring and higher levels of acidity. However, the lighter colored beers that consist of un-roasted barley and hops, such as pilsner's and IPA's, are loaded with calcium and silicon which can help to strengthen your teeth, bones, hair and nails. Besides the health benefits of calcium and silicon, beer that is heavy in hops such as the IPA's and pilsners, also contain tannins which serve as an antioxidant and has anti-bacterial benefits as well! So the next time you decide to have a beer, make sure it's in the pale ale or pilsner family and stay away from darker beers such as stouts, porter's and Scottish ales. Your teeth, bones, hair, nails and wallet will thank you for it later on..
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