Can Eating More Cheese Protect Your Teeth?
Is cheese healthy for you? Maybe you avoid cheese if you’re on a low-fat diet, but the benefits of a good piece of cheese can actually go a long way. In fact, a new study says that cheese is responsible for protecting your teeth from acid erosion that breaks down your teeth’s enamel when you drink coffee and sodas.
The study, published in General Dentistry, wanted to know if dairy products, like cheese, could affect the plaque pH in our mouths and help prevent cavities. Since our mouths naturally have a low pH (acidic), when we drink or eat acidic things, like caffeine and sodas, that lowers the pH even further, making it easier for cavities to develop, since our teeth’s enamel can be eroded by all the acidity.