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The Casein in Cheese Helps to Protect Your Teeth

Posted on 5/10/2021 by OM
The Casein in Cheese Helps to Protect Your TeethEating a diet rich in whole foods will help to protect your teeth. Eating fish and mushrooms will give you a boost in vitamin D. Bananas are good source of potassium. Green leafy vegetables provide vitamin A, vitamin C, and vitamin K. These important nutrients help to prevent your mouth from drying out as well as strengthening your gums and soft tissues. Dairy products, like cheese and yogurt, are full of calcium which is also good for your bones. In your mouth, calcium enriches the enamel and strengthens your jawbone. It provides needed structural support for your teeth and gums. It is important to eat foods which are good sources of many vitamins and minerals.

What is Casein

Dairy products also contain other important nutrients. Cheese contains a protein called casein. Casein releases amino acids slowly so your body is fed with protein at a low level for a long time. In your mouth, casein helps to prevent decalcification by forming a protective coating on the enamel of your teeth. Casein strengthens tooth enamel. When the tooth enamel is strong, it is hard for cavities to form.

Casein fights acid erosion in your mouth. This important protein neutralizes some of the acids that you consume. Acidic foods and drinks our enemies with enamel and destroy enamel. Casein protects your enamel. Furthermore, casein works together with calcium to repair holes in your teeth.

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It is important to eat well for your body as well as your oral health. We like to discuss food choices as well as other best practices to have a healthy smile. Call our friendly office staff today to schedule your next professional cleaning and dental checkup. It is important to prioritize these appointments twice a year. We look forward to seeing you soon and would love to discuss other ways to protect your teeth from tooth decay.
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