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Eat More Yogurt! Your Teeth Will Thank You.

By Jill Feilmeier on September 5, 2013 in Dental Health

Yogurt can benefit your teeth

Yogurt does more than satisfy a sweet tooth. It can regulate digestive systems, replenish healthy bacteria cultures and be the best tasting dessert a health nut can find. But recent revelations now have dentists raving about this super food.

Yogurt has always been known to be high in calcium which helps strengthen your bones and your teeth. Now, researchers say it can benefit your mouth in other ways too. It is believed that the healthy bacteria found in yogurt helps protect your gums and teeth from disease and decay, as well as decreasing the oral levels of hydrogen sulfide which can lead to bad breath.

So why should you begin a regimen that includes eating several ounces of yogurt every day? Not only because Americans eat over 200 million pounds of it each year or because there are countless numbers of flavors, healthy additives like granola and convenient varieties like the drinkable and squeezable types, but because now there is proof that the delicious treat can keep your pearly whites healthy and bright. It looks like a great time to hit your grocer's yogurt aisle.

What's your favorite yogurt flavor? Tell us in the comments.