Living in the dairy state, we are proud to recommend these teeth friendly foods:
A study published in the journal of the American Academy of General Dentistry reported that eating cheese raised the pH in the subjects’ mouths and lowered their risk of tooth decay. It’s thought that the chewing required to eat cheese increases saliva in the mouth. Cheese also contains calcium and protein, nutrients that strengthen tooth enamel.
Like cheese, yogurt is high in calcium and protein, which makes it a good pick for the strength and health of your teeth. The probiotics, or beneficial bacteria, found in yogurt also benefit your gums because the good bacteria crowd out bacteria that cause cavities. If you decide to add more yogurt to your diet, choose a plain variety with no added sugar.
Enjoy, and remember to brush your teeth. Call Yahara Dental in Stoughton with questions or to schedule an appointment with Dr. Thor Anderson.
Source: May/June 2013, Journal of the American Academy of General Dentistry