If sweetened dry breakfast cereal is your child’s non-negotiable breakfast, make sure he or she washes it down with a glass of milk.
When your child eats sugary breakfast cereal, bacteria in the dental plaque on tooth surfaces produce acids that could damage tooth enamel, suggests new research at the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Dentistry. Milk, however, reduces those acids, according to the study published in the Journal of the American Dental Association.
But how the milk is consumed makes a big difference. Combine sugary cereal and milk in a bowl, and the result is similar to a syrupy sugar solution. Chasing the cereal with milk is more beneficial for dental health.