6 ounces of plain, sugar-free yogurt a day might help knock out germs between teeth!

(Last Updated On: March 26, 2021)

good bacteria in yourt helps fight bad bacteria  in your mouth

A major cause of bad breath, plaque, and gum disease is a buildup of bacteria. But research has found that 6 ounces of plain, sugar-free yogurt a day might help knock out germs between teeth. “The good bacteria in yogurt may help fight bad ones in your mouth,” says Christine D. Wu, Ph.D., a professor of pediatric dentistry at the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Dentistry. It even works for toothbrush-averse kids: Those who eat yogurt four or more times a week tend to get fewer cavities, according to one study. To sweeten the plain kind, stir in some honey, which also contains compounds that inhibit bacteria.

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