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Eat Yogurt — It's Good For Your Mouth

Eat Yogurt — It's Good For Your Mouth

If you eat yogurt, you'll be happy to know that Japanese research found that it may be keeping your mouth healthy. Eating yogurt and other foods that contain lactic acid such as wheat beer, kefir, and some cottage cheeses are associated with better periodontal health. When adults have periodontal disease, this chronic bacterial infection causes receding gums and tooth loss. Aside from brushing, flossing, and regular cleanings, effective ways to deal with this are limited, so this is great news.

This study found that those who consumed 55 grams or more of yogurt a day, or some other lactic-acid drink, had a significantly lower occurrence of periodontal disease. (That's equal to less than half a 6-ounce container of yogurt). More research needs to be done, because the benefits may have something to do with the lactobacillus bacteria found in yogurt and other lactic-acid foods. Since signs of periodontal disease can show up in your 30s, so it's good to start thinking about ways to prevent it now.


yellowbanana yellowbanana 9 years
Wheat beer and yogurt are two of my favorite things!
herjoiedevivre herjoiedevivre 9 years
I don't think it's too little allytta- I eat yogurt for breakfast too. anything else that early makes me super queasy until lunch!
Allytta Allytta 9 years
yeay! i always eat yogurth for breakfast. everyone freaks out when they hear that, to people it seems to be so little, but it's ok with me.
emalove emalove 9 years
Yogurt is the best! I eat it every day!
AMP AMP 9 years
I can't go a day without dipping into my Trader Joe's Nonfat Greek Yogurt. Its just too good! I'm always happy to hear about the benefits of what I'm eating.
klandrach klandrach 9 years
I like yogurt with fruit or cottage cheese with tomatoes and fresh ground pepper, don't knock it til you try it!
Renees3 Renees3 9 years
Yay, I love yogurt so I love hearing more and more how good it is for you. Makes up for not eating other things that I HATE but are good for you haha
Lovely_1 Lovely_1 9 years
Good news cuz I like this stuff :)
aimeeb aimeeb 9 years
Greentea1203 Greentea1203 9 years
I hate yogurt! But I can do a little cottage cheese once in awhile
graldi19 graldi19 9 years
good news! i have a yougurt for breakfast every morning :)
VicVicVictooriaa VicVicVictooriaa 9 years
i have to eat the kid sized dannon light and fits because more than that makesme gag i like the portion that it gives me because i enjoy that amount of yogurt but anymore blehh
DreaAST DreaAST 9 years
I hate yogurt so much!!!!
sophia_HL sophia_HL 9 years
I am completely obsessed with Greek yogurt (Fage). The 0% has 13 g of protein and only 80 cals!! plus it is ssssssoooooooo creamy and good!!! I swear, I eat like 3 a day.
Spectra Spectra 9 years
I love yogurt! Lactobacillus are great bacteria for lots of things...they keep your digestive system on track, discourage yeast from growing in you, keep bad bacteria from breeding in your system, AND they prevent cavities! Awesome :)
melissacwalker melissacwalker 9 years
ooh! see, i knew there was a good reason for yogurt. dr. oz keeps saying, "it's a dessert!" but it's healthy too!
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