The Effect of Soy Milk on the Teeth

The Effect of Soy Milk on the Teeth
A new study shows that soy milk is more likely to cause cavities than cow’s milk. During the study they combined Streptococcus mutans, which is most commonly associated with cavities to soy and cows milk. Within 10 minutes of adding the bacteria to soy milk it became more 5-6 times more acidic, whereas the cows milk did not change significantly. While drinking soy occasionally is unlikely to impact the health of an individual’s teeth, the real concern in relation to higher acid output occurs when babies are allowed to sip from bottles containing soy milk throughout the day…