Brushing, flossing, and avoiding sugary treats help maintain good oral health. When it comes to building strong teeth there are two important foods to make sure your kids incorporate daily into their diets. Dairy products are good for oral health as well as overall health, and it’s vital for bone health as well.
Dairy products contain abundant amounts of calcium ,this helps in making the teeth strong by strengthening the enamel and the lactic acid in these can kill the bacteria that cause tooth decay.
Dairy products help in raising the pH levels in the mouth and reduce the effects of the acids produced by dental plaque. Additionally, the raised pH levels prevent tooth decay and cavities too.
Dairy Products #1 Milk
Your kids teeth get stronger and healthier when they drink milk , because it contains calcium. Calcium protects your teeth against periodontal (gum) disease and keeps your jaw bone strong and healthy.
Besides calcium, milk is also rich in phosphorus and magnesium, and is fortified with Vitamin D which helps your body absorb and use calcium more effectively.
Avoid giving your kids flavored milk as they contain a high amount of sugar which reduces the health benefits.
Dairy Products #2 Cheese
Cheese is a good source of calcium, which healthy kids need to strengthen teeth and bone and also contains many more nutrients that make kids healthy.
The fat-soluble vitamins such as vitamin D, vitamin A, and vitamin K2 help absorb and place calcium in teeth and bones.
Another reason why cheese is great for your kid’s health is probiotic bacteria which helps in strengthening teeth by living in your child’s oral microbiome. Cheese is created through the fermentation of milk and a well-treated cheese is full of probiotic bacteria. This bacteria is known to prevent tooth decay by stopping the growth of harmful bacteria.
Maintain a regular visit to dentist for pediatric dental checkup and please don’t hesitate to contact us for any queries, we would be happy to help you.
It’s time to raise a glass of milk and say “Cheese!”.