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Coffee Protects your Teeth

Sat, 18th May 2002

Part of the show Using DNA to trace human evolution & origins - Chris Howe

Many people think that coffee is bad for your teeth, but recent research has shown that the reverse may be true. Coffee made from roasted coffee beans contains substances with antibacterial effects against Streptococcus mutans, a bacterial strain which inhabits the mouth and causes caries, or dental decay.
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