Cheese Beneficial For Teeth Cleaning, Experts Say

13th November 2012

Keeping your teeth clean should be part of your daily routine – just ask any private dentist in Manchester city centre. They’ll tell you that you should brush twice a day and floss at least once if you’re to prevent the build-up of damaging plaque and bacteria, which can cause dental decay.

However, there are other ways you can help to keep your teeth clean throughout the day and eating cheese could prove very beneficial. According to Michaela ONeill of the British Society of Dental Hygiene and Therapy, speaking to the Daily Mail, cheese can increase saliva in your mouth which will neutralise any acid.

She advised people to stick to three or four meals each day, only eating sugary at mealtimes, in order to reduce the amount of acid in the mouth. When it comes to snacking, fatty foods are less damaging, so cheese, nuts and hummus were recommended.

When it comes to oral hygiene, Ms ONeill reminded people that rinsing out the mouth with water after brushing can in fact lead to tooth decay. “Brush your teeth until they are clean, then spit out the toothpaste and leave the residue on the teeth rather than rinsing it away with water,” she remarked.

If you’re concerned about tooth decay, make an appointment with a private dentist as soon as you can to discuss your worries. In addition, you can read our blog post about how to spot dental decay, which features all the possible symptoms and what you can do to prevent this from happening in the first place.