Is Yogurt Tooth-Friendly?

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When you’re running out of the house late in the morning – and let’s be honest, who isn’t – occasionally all you can grab is a package of yogurt. Well here’s some awesome news! Yogurt is a dental-friendly food! Find out why in this post, and feel free to give us a call for an appointment if you have any questions.

Two of the most-prevalent substances in yogurt are calcium and proteins. Calcium and protein can help your teeth by supporting the enamel layers that are the teeth’s first line of defense. Additionally, yogurts contain constructive probiotics. Probiotics, also known as helpful bacteria, are helpful in the oral cavity because they may push out negative bacterial acids that damage the oral cavity. Yogurt has so many benefits for the oral cavity, and it’s delicious too!

While we generally approve of yogurt, we should say that not all yogurts are made equally. Specifically, avoid yogurts with artificial sugar or added sugar; this might outweigh a few of the useful effects that yogurt can have. If you do buy yogurt, consider buying a kind that comes with lower quantities of sugar, such as Greek yogurt or plain yogurt.

The Fremont, California, Christopher L. Louie, DDS, Inc. location of Dr. Christopher Louie can be reached at 510-656-7778, and you can get in touch with the staff now to plan your checkup.