Teeth and bones are very alike. So the calcium, phosphorus and protein found naturally in dairy foods are just as important for teeth as they are for your bones.
The nutrients in dairy foods are important for your teeth in a number of ways:
- Calcium, phosphorus and protein can help with the normal structure of teeth
- Milk is a tooth friendly drink, safe for in between meals
- The nutrients in milk and dairy can help block the build up of acid on your teeth which occurs after eating sugary foods
- The combination of casein, phosphorus and calcium in cheese may actually help put minerals back into teeth.
The Australian Dental Association recommends eating a small amount of cheese after meals as studies show the nutrients in cheese are important for the normal structure of teeth.
So enjoy your three serves of dairy each day to help you smile with confidence!