A Glass of Milk After Eating Sugary Cereals May Prevent Cavities

A Glass of Milk After Eating Sugary Cereals May Prevent CavitiesCurated News:

By Timberlake Dental curated from Science Daily

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“Washing down sugary breakfast cereal with milk after eating reduces plaque acid levels and may prevent damage to tooth enamel that leads to cavities…”

See full article on Science Daily


This is an interesting article on the results from a small limited study on which common beverages work best for protecting our teeth.  The study only considered a few beverage choices (milk, water, and juice) as the beverage used to wash down a sugar breakfast.  Milk came out to be the best choice so even though these results aren’t proof, you can at least not feel so guilty about milk after your favorite cereal in the morning!

A key concept from these results is a sort of common sense idea.  The last food or beverage that touches your teeth when you have a meal will likely play a large role in how well you fight off plaque build-up on your teeth.

Dr. Rodney D. Chowning, DDS, Cosmetic and General Dentistry, Denton, TX