Although many people will leave Santa a very special treat on Christmas Eve in the form of milk and cookies in anticipation of his yearly visit, few individuals know that there is a dental connection to this Holiday tradition! Research has shown that regular consumption of dairy products, such as milk, cheese, or yogurt, can actually lower your chances of contracting gum disease!
Not only does cheese provide large amounts of much needed calcium, cheese is considered to be a cavity fighter! Cheddar, Swiss, Mozzarella, and Monterey Jack cheeses stimulate the body's salivary glands to clear the mouth of debris and protect the teeth from the acids that can weaken the enamel. That means that cheese disrupts the development of cavities, especially when eaten as a snack at the end of a meal.
The next time you reach for a quick snack, choose some cheese or a glass of milk and remember that with each bite or drink, you are preserving your teeth for a lifetime of smiles! If you have any questions or are in need of an appointment, call our office at 918-455-0123!