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When you’re running to work late in the morning – and to be honest, who’s not – from time to time all you can grab is a cup of yogurt. Well good news! Yogurt is a dental-friendly food! Find out why in this article, and feel free to give us a call for an appointment if you have any queries.

Two of the most-common materials in yogurt are calcium and proteins. Calcium and protein can help your teeth by supporting the enamel layers that are the teeth’s first defense. Additionally, yogurts contain beneficial probiotics. Probiotics, also defined as useful bacteria, are helpful in the mouth since they may edge out negative bacteria that damage the mouth. Yogurt has so many benefits for the mouth, and it’s tasty too!

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

The Springfield, Massachusetts, Trecker and Lopez Family Dentistry practice of Dr. Marcus Lopez can be contacted at 413-782-5159, and you can get in touch with the team to arrange your visit.