Thursday, June 17, 2010

Dairy Products: Good for Your Teeth and Your Gums

Got Dairy?
According to the American Academy of Periodontology, eating dairy products not only fortifies bone and tooth health, but may also help promote gum health. In a recent study, people who consumed the lactic acid in foods like milk, cheese and yogurt reported it significantly improved the depth of pockets and firmness of attachment to gums, both indicators of periodontal disease. And studies show that good periodontal health may contribute to good health overall.

So hit the dairy aisle. It can go a long way to keeping your body–and your mouth–in tip-top shape.

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