Dr. Kathleen Mullaney • DDS • FAGD

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Bring me some cheese please!

The Case for Cheese

Simply put, dairy products are one of the best dietary sources of calcium in terms of bioavailability--or the ability of your body to intake nutrients from the food.

Calcium plays a primary role in the development and maintenance of healthy bones and teeth, and is important for blood clotting, wound-healing, and maintaining normal blood pressure. Also, pairing calcium-rich foods with sources of vitamin D helps the small intestine to absorb calcium.

Like we said, cheese packs a big nutritional punch. Two ounces of many kinds of cheese can contain 40-50 percent of your daily calcium requirement, and a single serving can provide 20 percent of the average daily requirement of Vitamin D. Cheese contains vitamin A, vitamin B-12, riboflavin, phosphorus, selenium, and sodium. Sheep and goat’s milk cheeses have higher levels of vitamin A, while cow’s milk cheese has more beta-carotene.In fact, a study in the clinical journal of the Academy of General Dentistry reports that consuming cheese and other dairy products may prevent dental cavities. Eating cheese raises the mouth’s pH levels, which lowers the chance of developing cavities. Cheese also sticks to tooth enamel for further protection from acid.

If you’re looking to add more calcium in your diet, the National Dairy Council recommends Swiss, Cheddar, ricotta, mozzarella, Monterey Jack, Gouda, queso blanco, Mexican blend, and Colby. Half of a cup of part-skim ricotta cheese provides 337 mg of calcium, which is about one-third of the daily-recommended calcium intake for adults ages 19 to 50!

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* Includes necessary X-rays, Velscope Oral Cancer Screening and periodontal examination
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Trusted in the Community

Had my first visit to Dr. Mullaney’s office this month since the pandemic and the experience was gold standard. The safety processes and clean office environment were impeccable. Dr. Mullaney and staff were, as usual, amazing. Every step was explained, the protective garments worn by staff were the best I have experienced. It was a safe and positive visit and I recommend making an appointment!!

I am a new patient. After my first dentist appointment with Dr. Mullaney, I left feeling very informed and in control of ultimately making decisions about the care and treatment I receive. The staff is incredibly kind and knowledgeable. I love that they participate in helping veterans through The Freedom Day USA program. They are committed to providing a very clean and friendly atmosphere. In addition this practice goes out of its way to bring comfort and the latest in dentistry to all their patients.

I never thought that a person could enjoy going to the dentist until I started seeing Dr. Mullaney. Her attractive and serene office and Dr. Mullaney and her competent and friendly staff make every visit a pleasure. They have a gift for making each experience smooth and efficient, with meticulous attention to the patient’s needs and comfort. On a scale of 1 to 10 this practice is a 15!

Dr. Mullaney and her staff are absolutely wonderful. They are very professional, personable and greet you by name when you walk in the door. Dr. Mullaney is very talented and really has perfected her craft. Even with a last-minute treatment change, she is unwavering in performing the highest quality treatment available. I am extremely grateful to you all for making my visit pleasant and even fun!