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Why Is Calcium Important For Teeth?


Posted on 12/1/2023 by Weo Admin
Little boy smiling after dental appointment at Great Grins for KIDS - Portland in Portland, ORCalcium is one of the most important minerals in your body. It is what allows your heart to beat more effectively. Calcium also is a major factor in clotting, which is why your cuts and scrapes heal. While calcium is great for all of your body, it is essential for your teeth. Keep reading to find out why calcium is so important for your overall dental health.

The Importance of Calcium


Calcium is an essential component for tooth growth and development. It is the reason you have teeth in the first place because, without calcium, teeth can't form. Calcium makes teeth strong and healthy.

Because your mouth is full of bacteria all the time, you need to brush and floss your teeth daily to prevent tooth decay and gum disease. In addition to brushing and flossing, you need calcium. That's because the bacteria that are always present in your mouth make acid that acts to weaken teeth. Over time, that acid can bore holes into your teeth and cause damage as well as cavities. By constantly adding calcium to your diet, you are working to replace that calcium and keep your teeth strong and healthy.

Calcium can even help to restore your teeth as well as strengthen them. If you add calcium to your diet, you are helping your teeth to stay as healthy and strong as possible.

How Can I Get More Calcium in My Diet?


There are several ways to get more calcium in your diet. First, you can drink more milk. If you don't like cow's milk, you can try a different type of milk, such as nut milk. Almond milk, pea milk, and flaxseed milk all have more calcium than cow's milk. You can also find calcium in cheese, yogurt, and ice cream.

If you aren't a dairy fan, try some green, leafy vegetables, nuts, and fatty fish such as salmon. All of these foods have calcium in them. Calcium, no matter what form you take it in, will help you get the perfect smile.

My daughter was a little nervous to have her dental work done but everyone in the office was super friendly and very reassuring and that helped her nervousness go away. Thanks for the excellent dental experience. ~ Lilyana G.


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