Foods and factors that protect against dental caries

@article{Moynihan2000FoodsAF,
  title={Foods and factors that protect against dental caries},
  author={Paula Moynihan},
  journal={Nutrition Bulletin},
  year={2000},
  volume={25},
  pages={281-286}
}
  • P. Moynihan
  • Published 1 December 2000
  • Chemistry
  • Nutrition Bulletin
Summary Some foods contain factors that protect against dental caries including milk, cheese, unrefined plant foods and tea. Milk and cheese contain calcium, phosphate and casein all of which are anti-cariogenic. Additionally, cheese is a strong gustatory stimulant to salivary flow – which helps neutralise dental plaque acids, thus preventing dental caries development. Unrefined plant foods contain phosphates and phytate both of which have cariostatic properties and consumption of these foods… 
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