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When you’re running to work late in the morning – and to be honest, who’s not – every now and then all you can grab is a package of yogurt. Well here’s some good news! Yogurt is a tooth-friendly food! Find out why in this post, and phone us for a checkup if you have any inquiries.

Two of the most common substances in yogurt are calcium and proteins. Calcium and protein can assist your teeth by supporting the enamel layers that are the teeth’s first line of defense. Additionally, yogurts contain constructive probiotics. Probiotics, also called constructive bacteria, are helpful in the mouth because they may prod out negative bacteria that weaken the oral cavity. Yogurt has so many benefits for the oral cavity, and it’s delicious too!

While we generally recommend yogurt, we should mention that not all yogurts are created equally. Specifically, skip yogurts with lots of sugar or added sugar; this may outweigh a few of the positive effects yogurt can have. If you do buy yogurt, think about buying a kind that comes with lower quantities of sugar, like Greek yogurt.

The Tullahoma, Tennessee, H. Michael Long, DDS practice of Dr. H. Michael Long can be reached at 931-455-2595, and you can call the team now to pencil in your checkup.