Not feeling your best and you want to feel better? Smile! If you smile, even if you aren’t particularly happy it will start to make you feel happier; essentially, fake it ’til you make it. The best part about a smile is that they are infectious. When you see someone smiling, it usually makes others want to smile along as well.
When a photographer positions someone for a picture, they usually will say ‘cheese’ before they take the picture, as a way to get the person to smile right before the flash happens. Seems like there is a link between cheese and a healthy toothy grin that goes deeper than just pictures. “The researchers believe that eating cheese increases the amount of saliva in the mouth which is the body’s natural way of maintaining a healthy pH level.Added to this, cheese releases chemical compounds that can form a protective layer on teeth which further protects it against the acids that attack enamel.
A spokesman for the research said: ‘The groups who consumed milk and sugar-free yogurt experienced no changes in the pH levels in their mouths. ‘Subjects who ate cheese, however, showed a rapid increase in pH levels at each time interval, suggesting that cheese has anti-cavity properties.’ “
So not only is cheese delicious, but it can truly impact your teeth in a positive way. For more information on the best foods to help you maintain your dental health contact your local Ottawa dentist.