Behind every smile
Oh, beau-tea-ful! I get it!
“Sometimes, it’s hard to get through the day without one, two, ten cups of coffee!”
That’s what we said in a previous blog post when comparing coffee and Yum Matcha®. And while Yum Matcha® delivers a more effective amount of caffeine than a cup of black coffee, some people just love a piping hot cup of java!
For many, drinking coffee is a daily ritual that makes their day better and their breath worse. But what if there was a drink that could make your day just as good and your breath better, your smile whiter, and whose name I already mentioned twice in this very post? Well, before I mention the name again (and don’t worry, I will!), let’s take a moment and talk about why the case for coffee just doesn’t hold water.
Coffee Does Gross Things to Your Mouth!
Coffee is known for all the ways it makes your dentist sad. Bad breath, yellow teeth, and burns are only the beginning! The acidity in coffee can also weaken tooth enamel and increase your risk of developing cavities. And while coffee by itself can have dental benefits, studies show those benefits are gone the moment you add cream or sugar. That means your morning mocha has the potential to do some serious damage to your mouth!
“Black coffee must be strong and very hot;
If strong coffee does not agree with you,
do not drink black coffee.
And if you do not drink black coffee,
do not drink any coffee at all.”Andre Simon
Right about now, you may be reading this and questioning your teeth-cleaning regimen. Luckily, there are ways to have a healthy smile and an espresso! First things first – go to the dentist! Regular dental check ups are the best way to know just what kind of shape your teeth are in. Plus, they clean your teeth! Talk about a win-win!
But of course, your dentist can’t clean up every mess, so what do you do before your next visit? The best thing you can do at home is simply to brush your teeth twice a day for two minutes. There are even some toothpastes specially formulated for whitening or cavity protection! Some dentists also recommend switching from a manual toothbrush to an electric one. There are a variety of brushes to choose from, all with different features at different price points, so a little research should help you find the brush for you!
Just keep in mind, any changes you make to your dental regimen should be discussed with your dentist. Besides you, who knows your teeth better!
If a patient cannot clean his teeth,
no dentist can clean them for him.Martin H. Fischer
Watch Out for Whitening Strips!
If brushing your teeth just isn’t making them as white as you hoped, you may consider investing in a bleaching agent like whitening strips. While they do help some people, there are a lot of downsides with that method of tooth whitening.
A study on home bleaching showed the potential to alter the texture and shape of your tooth enamel. That means you could actually make your teeth weaker and less healthy, even though your smile may appear whiter.
Not only that, but drinking a tooth-staining beverage like coffee after whitening makes you more likely to end up with yellow teeth again! So, if you whiten your teeth, you probably shouldn’t drink coffee anymore. And now we’re right back to where we started!
Be true to your teeth or they will be false to you.Soupy Sales
So if you whiten your teeth too much, you can’t drink coffee anymore. And anyone who regularly drinks sugary sweet coffee knows black coffee just isn’t the same. What else can we do?
Spill It, Already!
Remember, you can’t spell teeth without a little T. Green tea, that is! Seriously, green tea has so many health benefits, we could dedicate an entire post just to that topic. And part of green tea’s appeal is its positive impact on your teeth!
Green tea has been shown to reduce inflammation and limit the growth of mouth bacteria. Thanks to its disinfectant as well as its deodorant nature, green tea keeps your mouth fresh and so clean. Say goodbye to bad breath!
Green tea is also good for strengthening the surfaces of your teeth. Not only does it help to prevent the formation of cavities, but green tea also builds up the acid-resistance of your teeth. With green tea, your teeth will stay big and strong!
But, like with coffee, adding sugar and creamer eliminates many of the health benefits found in green tea. Luckily, we have a solution!
SweetenFX® to the Rescue!
SweetenFX® is so much more than just our proprietary sweetener. It’s made from stevia and erythritol, two sugar substitutes that when put together, taste just like sugar with no aftertaste. And reports have shown just how much better stevia and erythritol are for your teeth. That’s right, we’ve got science on our side!
Stevia is derived from the stevia plant, which has been enjoyed for its sweetness for centuries. As a sugar substitute today, stevia has been shown to reduce the number of bacteria in your mouth compared to sugar. It’s even shown to prevent the buildup of plaque — the first stage of tooth decay. And while more research needs to be done, early tests suggest that stevia possesses “satisfactory antimicrobial activity” against most dental pathogens.
Erythritol is a different type of sweetener called a sugar alcohol, like other sweeteners you may have heard of (sorbitol, xylitol, etc.). Unlike other sugar alcohols, however, erythritol has been shown to decrease growth and amount of oral bacteria, plaque, and cavities.
Naturally, we put those two sweeteners together to create SweetenFX®! For a better cup of coffee or tea, we recommend adding SweetenFX®. And because it measures one for one, you can put just as much SweetenFX® in your cup as you do sugar. Now that’s magic!
Caffeine and sugar,
The two basic food groups.Laurell K. Hamilton
Best of Both Worlds
After reading this far, you may be thinking “Gee, I wish there was a drink that combined the benefits of green tea, with the sweetness of SweetenFX®!”
Well, have I got good news for you! Yum Matcha® does just that! See, I told you we’d get there!
Yum Matcha® has all the health benefits of traditional green tea, plus a few more! Matcha has up to 137 times the antioxidant power found in green tea. That means Yum Matcha® helps to prevent cell damage and disease, including in your mouth.
Plus, each serving of Yum Matcha® is made with SweetenFX®. That means you can get the full dental benefits green tea, stevia, and erythritol. Plus, it tastes great! That’s as sweet as can be!
“I say let the world go to hell, but I should always have my tea.”Fyodor Dostoevsky
At Yum Matcha®, our slogan is “Scientifically Driven, Tastefully Crafted.” And we mean it. With all the benefits of green tea, stevia, and erythritol all loaded into one, Yum Matcha® is the perfect way to take care of your teeth and satisfy your sweet tooth.
Try Yum Matcha®. Your mouth will thank you.