Did you know that the foods you consume can change the welfare of your teeth? It’s true! We’ve got some great news to share with you today: one of the world’s most beloved foods is on the list of foods okay to eat! Keep reading to find out extra about this oral superfood and how it can reinforce and protect your teeth.
Cheese is one of the most useful foods for your teeth. According to the serial General Dentistry, eating cheese can increase the pH in the mouths of those who consume it. This means there will be fewer acids (and more basic materials) in the oral cavity, and the diminished acids should lead to less tooth erosion! While we don’t recommend seeking out cheese-flavored toothpaste anytime soon, a small bit of cheese can be a great addition to any meal if you’re looking to fortify your teeth. Additionally, cheese contains calcium, protein and other nutrients that fortify the outer layers of teeth and chewing cheese may increase the development of saliva, which protects the mouth from cavities in multiple ways.
If you’d like a checkup with Dr. Glen Lockwood at Kenai Dental Clinic, please contact our Kenai, Alaska, office by dialing 907-283-4875. We’re looking forward to seeing you!