Say Cheese! What is the Best Cheese for Teeth?

Delicious cheese on the table

Cheese is the Bee’s Knees!

Want a delicious snack that is actually good for your smile? Try a little cheese! A recent study found that cheese may actually prevent cavities! Read more to find out the best cheese for your teeth.


Here’s Why:

  • Cheese is high in casein phosphate, a chemical that lowers the acidity in your mouth making it more resistant to decay
  • Cheese stimulates saliva, which cleanses the teeth and keeps the acidity low
  • Cheese forms a protective film around the teeth keeping them safe from acid


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What is the Best Cheese for Teeth?

Not all cheeses are great for your grill! Stay away from highly processed cheeses and anything you can squirt out of a can. Stick to real cheese. More good news–you can eat full fat or low-fat and still enjoy the benefits to your teeth. It doesn’t take much though! Just ⅓ of an ounce or a slice is enough to do the job. The best way to extend the protective benefits of cheese is to eat it throughout a meal and end the meal with a farewell bite! The best cheese for your smile? Here’s a list!


Aged Cheese

  • Cheddar
  • Monterey Jack


Soft Ripened Cheeses

  • Brie
  • Camembert


Blue Cheese

  • Gorgonzola
  • Roquefort


Don’t forget to pair your cheese with other tooth healthy foods like fruits and vegetables. Talk to your dentist about the foods that are the best for your oral health!