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Eating Probiotic Yogurt Can Keep Your Teeth Healthy

Posted on 5/20/2016 by Boeckel
A cup of probiotic yogurt used to protect your oral health.Yogurt is a great addition to any tooth-healthy diet, as it is high in the calcium that you need to keep your teeth strong. However, there are other benefits to yogurt that can help to maintain your oral health - all yogurt has active live cultures, and many varieties have probiotics that can benefit your health.

What Are Probiotics?

To understand why the probiotics in yogurt are so important, it is important to first understand what probiotics are. Probiotics are live yeasts and bacteria that benefit your health, especially the digestive system.

They are often referred to as "good" bacteria because they can help to keep your gut healthy. Research has also found that there are certain probiotics with significant oral health benefits, including:

•  L. casei
•  L. plantarum
•  L. paracasei
•  Lactobacilus rhamnosus

How Does Probiotic Yogurt Keep Your Mouth Healthy?

Eating probiotic yogurt can help to reduce the number of unhealthy bacteria in your mouth, thus decreasing the acid produced. Researchers believe that eating about 200 grams of yogurt each day can provide these benefits.

What Are the Best Probiotic Yogurts?

There are three probiotic yogurts that surpass the competition when it comes to your oral health:

•  Dannon Activia
•  Stonyfield Organic Activia
•  Siffi Probiotic Drinkable Non-Fat Yogurt

These brands have a minimum of 10 billion colony-forming units, meaning that these probiotics are available in high numbers in order to provide the best benefits.

Incorporating yogurt into your diet is a great idea for your overall health as the well as your oral health. There are dozens of great flavors available, so there is something for everyone, and yogurt is a great addition to a well-balanced breakfast or lunch.

Choosing probiotic yogurts can provide an additional oral health boost to improve the environment of your mouth, so consider choosing a probiotic variety the next time that you visit your grocery store.

Please contact us if you have any questions about probiotic yogurt.









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