Pass the Milk, not the Cookies

Did you know that drinking milk may help prevent tooth decay?

“According to a study in The Journal of the American Dental Association, drinking milk after eating sweet foods could help reduce the damage sugar can do to your teeth.

Researchers at the University of Illinois at Chicago’s School of Dentistry tested the effects of drinking milk, apple juice or water on teeth directly after eating a sugary cereal and whether it would affect the acidity of dental plaque.

They found that drinking milk after eating cereal helped lower plaque acid levels the most, followed by water, cereal only and apple juice.”

So encouraging your children to drink milk can help them more than just creating better bones.  It can strengthen their teeth as well.

 

 

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