Common Calcium Questions: Keeping Healthy Teeth

Since you were a wee child, you learned that calcium was an important part of a daily diet, helping you maintain strong and healthy bones! However, when it comes to getting enough of this essential mineral for your body and for your smile, too, you may realize you have some questions left unanswered by your middle school health class. Not to worry! Our Livonia, MI team of dental professionals is here to help ensure you know just what’s what for strong teeth and good oral health!

Questions and Answers

Question: How much calcium is the right amount for me to consume on a daily basis to promote my health and oral health?

Answer: We remind patients that you are going to need somewhere in the neighborhood of about 1,000 mcg of calcium each and every day. Of course, this varies from men to women and among different age groups, so a bit more detective work is to your advantage.

Question: Why is calcium such a big deal when it comes to my oral health? Do I really need to worry about it or is it just one of those things that people say you need?

Answer: You really do need to find a way to get enough calcium every day! When you’re deficient in this particular mineral, you are exposing your teeth to the possibility of becoming weak, which sets them up for problems like accidental damage, as well as tooth decay. Protect your smile with our help!

Question: Are there lots of ways for me to eat foods with calcium on a regular basis?

Answer: Not sure what to eat to ensure you’re getting all of the daily calcium you need for strong bones, strong teeth, and a healthy smile? No problem! Our team reminds you that nuts like almonds and leafy green veggies are full of calcium. If you happen to like sardines, then make them part of your daily diet, as they also contain a lot of calcium. Also remember that many foods, even those that are not obvious, have been fortified to contain additional calcium, such juices, tofu, and milk.

Always Ask Us Smile Related Nutrition Questions

When you have questions about your diet, essential nutrition for your oral health, and more, remember that our team will always be happy to see you and to offer helpful advice. Just ask during your checkups! James Stewart, DDS, and our team serve patients from Livonia, MI and the surrounding communities. To schedule a consultation, call our office today at (734) 425-4400.