Yogurt Helps Prevent Gum Disease

yogurtRecent studies have shown that foods with lactic acid, such as yogurt, are good for the health of your mouth. Dr. Shimazaki of Kyushu University in Japan conducted this study and stated that consuming yogurt and other lactic acid, but not milk and cheese, were associated with better periodontal health.

Gum disease is a bacterial condition that is associated with receding gums and tooth loss. Gum disease develops when plaque builds up along the gum line. Besides regular brushing and flossing, the best thing to prevent gum disease is to eat healthy foods. Specifically, the benefit of yogurt on periodontal disease may be based on the lactobacilli that is found in lactic acid foods.

Read more about this study from Dr. Shimazaki on World Dental here: Yogurt May Prevent Periodontal Gum Disease