Moms really know best and to add to their profound predilection for milk is a recent proof that drinking milk significantly reduces the build-up of plaque.
Drinking even a small glass of milk after breakfast reduces the risk of tooth decay.
Tooth decay occurs when the bacteria in your mouth produce acids that destroy the outer layers of your teeth called enamel. Left untreated, tooth decay can cause pain, infection and tooth loss.
The study conducted by researchers at the Department of Pediatric Dentistry at the University of Illinois revealed that drinking even a small glass of milk after breakfast reduces the risk of tooth decay by decreasing the amount of plaque acids in the mouth by more than 50%.
The research was published in the Journal of the American Dental Association.