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Have you heard that the foods you eat can impact the welfare of your teeth? It’s true! We’ve got a bit of great news to share with you today: one of the world’s most adored foods is on the list of foods okay to consume! Keep reading to find out extra about this dental superfood and how it can reinforce and protect your teeth.

Cheese is one of the most useful foods for your oral health. According to the magazine General Dentistry, eating cheese can raise the pH in the mouths of those who eat it. This means there will be less bacterial acids (and more basic compounds) in the mouth, and the diminished acids should result in less tooth erosion! While we don’t endorse seeking out cheese-flavored toothpaste anytime soon, a tiny bit of cheese can be a good addition to any meal if you’re hoping to toughen your teeth. Additionally, cheese contains calcium and other nutrients that strengthen the outer layers of teeth and chewing cheese may increase the production of spit, which protects the mouth from dental caries in numerous ways.

If you’d like a visit with Dr. John Lohner at Lexington Heights Dental, please contact our Cedar Hills, Utah, practice now by dialing 801-756-2006. We’re looking forward to working with you!