The Effect of Dairy Products on Teeth

The Effect of Dairy Products on Teeth

Periodontal diseases (gum diseases) and tooth decays are uncomfortable conditions for a healthy mouth. These are the factors that reduce the quality of life and threaten the general health. The simplest precautions to be taken to avoid these ailme...

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Periodontal diseases (gum diseases) and tooth decays are uncomfortable conditions for a healthy mouth. These are the factors that reduce the quality of life and threaten the general health. The simplest precautions to be taken to avoid these ailments; brushing the teeth twice a day for at least 2 minutes and flossing to clean out for food debris between teeth. However, in the last few years, many scientific studies have been conducted to examine the relationship between oral health and food consumption. Especially for oral and dental health, it has been suggested that cheese is quite protective compared to other foods. Regular consumption of cheese and its varieties meets the calcium needs of the body and indirectly the teeth, and it is known that they are protective against tooth decays.

 

Cheese increases the pH level in the mouth and reduces the risk of tooth decays. The salivary secretion that occurs while eating cheese is produced more than normal, thus the digestion of food becomes easier. Cheese also contains calcium and protein, which are nutrients that strengthen tooth enamel. Proteins called casein in cheese attach to tooth enamel and cover it with a protective layer to prevent remineralization. Hence, this protective layer provides extra protection until you brush your teeth. In short, we should say cheese not only when taking pictures, but also at other times! =)

 

In addition, it would be beneficial to consume other animal dairy products such as milk, yoghurt, butter and ice cream for this purpose. For example, yogurt is another miraculous food that should be consumed frequently due to its calcium and protein richness. This food, which is produced from milk and is also rich in protein, is one of the supportive foods against tooth decay and other oral and dental problems that may develop due to this. Keep in mind that although cheese and dairy products are beneficial for your teeth, they will not replace routine oral health care or dentist examination.

 

Keywords:

Dairy products, Cheese, Milk, Butter, Ice cream, Protein, Gum diseases, Casein, Tooth enamel, Tooth decay, Dental and oral health

 

 

28.04.2021

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