Milk and Healthy Teeth
Brushing your teeth regularly is not the only way of keeping them healthy, and it’s certainly not enough. Diet and food choices also play an important role.
Since we were young kids and as we grow up, we’ve been constantly told by our parents and our kids dentists, general dentist and family dentists that sugary foods are not good for our teeth and we all know they increase tooth decays, both in kids and adults. But what we should eat is definitely as important as what we should not eat. We need enough nutrients during the day to help keep our teeth healthy and our jawbones strong and as pretty much every kids dentist, general dentist and family dentist has told you about 100 times by now, milk is the best source of nutrients that contribute to the health of our teeth.
Almost all mothers know that most of a child’s teeth are formed by the time the baby is born. Therefore, it’s essential for pregnant mothers to pay more attention to what they eat and what they don’t eat to make sure they have enough intake of their required nutrients. Calcium is probably the most important nutrient needed in forming teeth and jawbones. You can get the enough amount of calcium by drinking milk or taking calcium supplements.
Also, you should not forget that young kids need lots of calcium to support the growth of their jawbones and teeth. As teeth form and mineralize, they need enough calcium and phosphorus to become strong and as this growth takes place over a long period of time, it’s essential for kids to have enough calcium intake as they grow and become older.
All kids dentists agree that milk is the best source of calcium and plays an important role in building healthy teeth. Milk also has phosphorus, which helps in building string jawbones. Jawbones hold the teeth in place, and the calcium in the milk gives them enough strength to do so. In addition milk is a good source of vitamins A and D. Vitamin A helps in maintaining the mucous membranes of the mouth and vitamin D increases calcium absorption in the body, therefore, contributes to the growth of teeth and jawbones and keeping them healthy and strong.