The Power of Cheese: Dental Health and Fighting Cavities

The Power of Cheese: Dental Health and Fighting Cavities

When it comes to preserving your dental health, you need to do everything you can to fight off the spread of cavities.

Even if you love cheese, you might not realize how good it is for your teeth. When it comes to preserving your dental health, you need to do everything you can to fight off the spread of cavities. Problems with your teeth will eventually affect your gums and the rest of your mouth. At some point, the infection can enter the bloodstream and attack the rest of your body. So here’s what you can do to help prevent this nightmare scenario.

Dairy Products 

Having dairy products is essential for good health. If you are lactose-intolerant, this can be a bit of a problem. The health of your bones is even more important, as calcium can improve the health of both bones and teeth. By eating cheese and other dairy products in your diet, you can fight the spread of cavities. Cavities are more than just unsightly problems. They can lead to more severe health problems down the line if they are left unaddressed.

What Science Says 

Scientific studies set a control group of paraffin and compared it to groups who had cheese, milk, and sugar-free yogurt. The subjects of the studies were instructed to chew or swish each product for three minutes and then swish with plain water. Researchers then used the results of their experiment to monitor the accumulation of plaque. Plaque turns into tartar and tartar leads to cavities which also contribute to tooth decay and gum disease. There weren’t any changes for the groups who had milk, yogurt, and paraffin, but the cheese group had positive results, suggesting that it can help fight cavities.   

Results of Scientific Studies

Since rising pH levels was the desired result, it was a good sign. Higher levels of saliva is also a good sign, especially if chewing is involved. The cheese can form a protective layer over the teeth. It’s better to have dairy products instead of anything filled with sugar or carbohydrates.  These are healthier alternatives that many patients can try to switch to and change up their diets for a new approach to their lifestyle.  

KEEP YOUR MOUTH HAPPY WITH ANNAPOLIS DENTAL CARE!

Whether it’s a regular check-up you need or a tooth extracted, Annapolis Dental Care has the expertise and compassion to work with you on improving your oral health. Your comfort and health are our top priorities, and so we go above and beyond to make our patients happy and give them the highest quality care. To set up an appointment today, please give us a call at 410-571-5014 or visit us online. For more oral health tips for you and your family follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube! We are always looking for new patients, so if you live in Arnold, Annapolis, Anne Arundel County, MD, come on down!

 

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