Can Your Oral Dental Health be Improved by a Pizza Topping?

veggie pizzaMost people, like my world traveling friend Suzanne, stay away from pizza, fearing it is bad for their teeth. I am here to tell you that one of the toppings on pizza, is quite healthful, explains Danbury, CT dentist Jay M. Marks, DMD. Can you guess what it might be?

This topping has strong antimicrobial properties. Experiments showed that this item obliterated 4 strains of microbes that cause gum disease and caries (cavities)! The item contains sulfur, which is a strong antibiotic. It also contains anti-inflammatory ingredients such as Quercetin. These compounds attack the major bug that causes cavities, Streptococcus Mutans! (Quercetin is known to help in preventing various cancers)! 

Dr. Marks explains that this secret bug slayer is part of the lily family, and at the same time, makes many foods tasty. This item also:
  • Improves your immune system
  • Regulates blood sugar
  • Reduces inflammation
  • Produces heart healthy good HDL cholesterol
  • Reduces formation of gastric ulcers
  • Helps to reduce insomnia
So what is this miracle pizza topping? Onions! So after killing the bad bugs in your mouth, they may also kill your breath. If you have killer breath not caused by onions, feel free to contact us to see if there is a more nefarious cause for this condition.