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Soy milk has become increasingly popular in the past few years, but could it possibly damage a person's dental health? Recently, My Health News Daily published an article discussing a study from the University of Melbourne's Dental School in Australia, which found that soy milk may be more damaging to the teeth than cow's milk.
Researchers found that bacteria commonly found in the mouth produce five to six times more acid when they feed on soy milk compared to cow's milk. These acids may contribute to the development of plaque on the teeth, which may cause tooth decay and cavity formation.
The news source spoke to William Bowen, professor emeritus of microbiology and immunology at the University of Rochester's Center for Oral Biology, who was not involved in the study, who said that since the study was conducted in laboratory dishes, more research needs to be done before it can be determined if these results are correct.
According to Fit Day, soy milk may promote weight loss and help prevent osteoporosis, so individuals who drink it regularly may not want to give it up just yet. People who are concerned about the effect this beverage may have on their teeth should talk to their doctor.
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