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What Cheese Does to Improve your Oral Health

Posted on 9/13/2018 by Barbara Ketchum
What Cheese Does to Improve your Oral HealthSome people are calling cheese 'the next big thing for dental health.

Of course, cheese is fattening, but this will give you a great reason not to skip it the next time you have a sandwich or a burger. This is especially true of cheddar cheese. Research shows that it does much more than turn up the flavor of your food.

Cheese Contains Calcium

In just one slice of cheddar cheese you'll enjoy 202mg of calcium. This is good for your teeth because it strengthens your teeth. This will help keep them from chipping and cracking, regardless of what foods you're enjoying.

Cheese Makes Saliva

The calcium in cheese (and other dairy products) helps make saliva. The reason why this works is because dairy foods stimulate mucus production. Research shows that this is especially true of cheese in specific since it rapidly increases your body's pH levels.

This is associated with an increased level of mucus and hence saliva production. When you have more saliva in your mouth you're able to replenish the minerals in your teeth that were removed by other foods – something you can thank cheese for helping you with.

Cheese Prevents Cavities

Cheese makes your teeth stronger. This is because it contains phosphates (hard materials found in your teeth). Their job is to strengthen your teeth. In turn, this helps prevent cavities from forming since your teeth are now more durable.

When you don't eat enough cheese, cavities are only one problem you may have with your teeth. Fortunately, we're here for you. All you have to do is pick up your phone and give us a call to schedule a regular dental cleaning. Of course, if you find you have a cavity, you'll want to call us even sooner, so we can help you smile with confidence again soon.
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