Say “Cheese”! Eating Cheese Can Help Your Teeth

Eating cheese can help your teeth

Did you know that there are more than 1,000 types of cheese? Packed with calcium and able to restore enamel, this dairy product is more than just a tasty topping — it can also offer a boost to your dental health. But before you stock up your fridge, make sure you know your cheeses. Not all types offer the same advantages.

Champion cheeses

When you’re looking for a tooth-friendly appetizer, these cheeses are the real deal.

  • Aged
    • Monterey Jack
    • Cheddar
  • Soft-ripened
    • Brie
    • Camembert
  • Blue
    • Gorgonzola
    • Roquefort

“Take it easy” cheeses

With added sugars and reduced cheese content, processed cheese products can wear down your enamel, increasing your chance for cavities.

  • Pre-packaged cheese dips
  • Cheese sprays
  • American cheese

The magic behind the cheese

What is it about cheese that makes it so good for your teeth? A number of factors help stop decay.

  • Calcium and phosphorus strengthen bone.
  • Casein and whey protein build up enamel to prevent cavities.
  • Chewing stimulates saliva flow to wash away sugar and bacteria.
taken from deltadentalins.com

About Dr. Jim

Dr. Jim Fakler, a Wisconsin native, graduated in 1982 from Marquette University School of Dentistry. He started his college career at West Point, but had switched to Marquette to pursue his DDS.

Dr. Fakler has been in private practice providing gentle, family-oriented dental care in West Allis since 1982. He is a member of the American Dental Association, the Wisconsin Dental Association and the Greater Milwaukee Dental Association.

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