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Who doesn’t love a greasy slice of pizza?  Or an ice-cream come filled with our favorite flavor?  Here the thing though.  It is possible our food and drink choices can lead to healthier or diseased gums.#martindental

Japanese researchers studies nearly 950 adults to see whether consuming dairy products with lactic acid (milk, yogurt, cheese) had a lower risk for gum disease. 

Every person who participated in the study had their periodontal health evaluated 2 ways: periodontal pocket depth and clinical attachment loss of gum tissue.  People who consumed 55 grams or more every day of yogurt or a drink that contains lactic acid, had significantly lower instances of periodontal disease.  Research also indicated that consuming milk or cheese was not near as beneficial to their periodontal health. AZ Best Dentist Near Me Queen Creek

Researches’ theory was that the probiotic effect of Lactobacillus bacteria could be what makes the gums healthier.  There was also another study done that showed that adults who drank green tea might also have healthier gums.  This is because of green tea’s antioxidants, which have anti-inflammatory properties.#smilewithconfidence

Anyone who loves tea can also brew up a cup of black tea (minus the sugar, lemon or milk).  This helps suppress growth of cavity causing bacteria and acids in the mouth. AZ Best Dentist Near Me Queen Creek

There is also research that shows a connection between low intake of dietary vitamin C and gum disease.  What does this mean?  Well, eating fruits and vegetables that are high in vitamin C, citrus fruits, strawberries, kiwi, bell peppers, tomatoes, broccoli, can help you have a healthier diet and healthier gums! 

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