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Some Foods Are Great Cavity Fighters


Posted on 11/25/2019 by Dr. J. Derek Tieken
Some Foods Are Great Cavity FightersIf you are trying to eat a diet that is not only healthy for your body, but also healthy for your mouth, look no further.

Our office knows how hard it can be to balance a diet that is beneficial for the body in its entirety. We have put together some of the best foods and drinks to aid you in protecting your teeth.

Foods That Prevent Cavities


The first food that is not only a great snack, it can be added throughout your diet. We are talking about cheese. There have many numerous studies that show cheese prevents cavity formation. It works by lowering the pH level inside your mouth. Most of the research suggests that cheese does this by increasing the bodies intact of calcium while triggering the saliva gland.

Another way to prevent cavities is to stick with your crunchy veggies. Ones with a texture like carrots and celery are best. Not only do you receive the vitamins you need, but they also work like a toothbrush. They can remove bacteria from your teeth while causing you to salivate. This combo is very efficient in defending against cavities.

Drinks That Prevent Cavities


It's important to explain what a pH level is in your mouth. It is the scoring system for the acidity of something. It scales from 1-14. The higher the pH level, the less acidic it is. At a pH level of around 5.5 for most people, the teeth begin to demineralize, meaning they start eroding from acids. A healthy mouth stays in a neutral range.

Your teeth actually become stronger and remineralize when the mouth has a pH of 7.5. Sodas, energy drinks, even your diet drinks, have a pH from 2-5. Your water, many kinds of milk, and unsweetened tea stay around a pH of 6-8. Google your favorite beverage to learn more.

Our office is here to assist with your oral care. If you have comments or further questions. Don't hesitate to give us a call today. We hope this information can further the protection of your oral health care. 
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