Cheese is low in sugar and high in calcium, which helps protect the enamel of your teeth. Cheese also contains casein, a protein found in milk that is particularly useful for fortifying the tooth’s surface. The casein in cheese can work to “remineralize” teeth, which is especially important if you’re prone to cavities. Yogurt also contains casein, calcium, and phosphates that can remineralize the teeth.
So in between your dental visits, be sure to much on some cheese and yogurt to provide your teeth with a boost of casein. Remineralization can even mean...
- A deep cavity
- Repeated dental procedures
- A cracked or broken tooth
- Injury to the tooth (even if there’s not a visible crack or chip)