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Cheese Fights Cavities?

Like my claymation pals Wallace and Gromit, I love cheese. With its high concentration of saturated fat, cheese doesn't have a healthy reputation. I just learned a new reason to love cheese — it helps fight cavities.

From its texture to its mineral contents, cheese helps keep your teeth healthy. The texture of cheese actually increases the secretion of saliva, which helps keep cavities at bay. Nutrients found in cheese, like calcium, phosphorous, and protein, actually neutralize plaque. Eating a chunk of cheese after a sugary treat will neutralize the negative effects that sugar has on your teeth. Plus, cheese might also help remineralize tooth enamel, which means stronger teeth. Talk about a winning situation for your mouth, from taste to health.

As a cheese lover, I find this news heartening. What about you?


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