A cheeseboard after a meal is a delicious way to finish a meal and it is also very good for your teeth. It is a great alternative to sugary snacks and carbs and cheese also acts preventatively against cavities.
So why is cheese so great for your teeth? Not only does it have high levels of phosphate and calcium, which naturally strengthen teeth and bones, but it also helps balance the pH level in your mouth, which means less harmful acid, more cleansing saliva and fewer cavities.
Cheese is a saliva maker. The alkaline nature of saliva counteracts the acids formed in plaque. The rate of sugar clearance is also increased due to the diluting action of cheese-stimulated saliva.
The calcium in cheese, and the calcium and phosphates in milk and other dairy products, help put back minerals your teeth might have lost due to other foods and they also help rebuild tooth enamel.
A 2013 Study concluded “It looks like dairy does the mouth good, not only are dairy products a healthy alternative to carb- or sugar-filled snacks, they also may be considered as a preventive measure against cavities.”2.
Ingredient Solutions Ltd supply a wide range of cheeses to the food industry. We are well known for our superb range of cheddar cheeses. Our Yellow Road cheese is the leading food service brand in Ireland and we are now able to supply dairy free solutions for cheese loving vegans.