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Foods That Are Good For Your Smile (Page 8)

Yogurt

7. Yogurt

Researchers from Japan, publishing their findings in the Journal of Periodontology, analyzed dietary intakes from nearly 1,000 adults and found those who consumed the highest levels of dairy—specifically yogurt and yogurt-type drinks—had the healthiest gums. They think the probiotics (a.k.a. “good bacteria”) in yogurt might be responsible for protecting gums. A 2005 study also found that yogurt can stop the growth of bad-breath-causing bacteria.

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