Cheese is so tasty and delicious. It is rich in variety and can show up on a platter of dainty appetizers or a coupled with wine for dessert. Beyond the robust flavor and perfect pizza topping, cheese can also benefit your mouth.
Cheese and yogurt are full of calcium which is good for your bones. The bones in your mouth benefit from cheese just like the bones in the rest of your body. The calcium in cheese enriches the enamel and strengthens your jawbone. The calcium provides structural support for your teeth and gums. It is important to eat foods which are good sources of an array of vitamins and minerals, and cheese is at the top of the list.
Casein in Cheese is a Beneficial Protein
Beyond the benefits of calcium, cheese also contain other nutrients. Cheese contains a protein called casein. Casein releases amino acids slowly so your body is fed with protein at a low level for a long time. In your mouth, casein helps to prevent decalcification by forming a protective coating on the enamel of your teeth. Casein strengthens tooth enamel. When the tooth enamel is strong, it is hard for cavities to form. Eat cheese regularly for stronger enamel, which is the first line of defense against cavities!
Casein fights acid erosion in your mouth. This important protein neutralizes some of the acids that you consume. Acidic foods and drinks are our enemies. They destroy enamel. Casein to the rescue. Furthermore, casein restores small holes which are the beginning of cavities.
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