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Calcium And Oral Health

Posted on 3/20/2023 by Malmquist Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Calcium And Oral HealthThe enamel, the hard outer covering of our teeth, is slowly worn away by naturally occurring bacteria in the mouth that use the foods and beverages we consume to make harmful compounds. As enamel ages, it weakens and develops flaws that let bacteria enter the sensitive part of our teeth. Once inside, germs have the potential to cause gum disease, tooth decay, and cavities.


By strengthening teeth against oral microorganisms, calcium can help one have better dental health. For healthy enamel, calcium functions as a remineralization agent, aiding in the repair of bacterial damage. Therefore, the more calcium one ingests, the stronger and more resilient their teeth grow, much like the bones in the rest of the body.

Ninety-nine percent of one's body's calcium supply supports the structure and functionality of bones and teeth. Calcium is the most prevalent mineral in the human body. Calcium helps teeth resist erosion and cavities by bolstering the enamel.

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Oral health requires appropriate self-care, including regular flossing, the use of fluoridated toothpaste, and professional care. Tobacco use, a poor diet, and excessive alcohol consumption are unhealthy habits that might result in poor dental health. Additionally, societal factors have an impact on dental health. Generally, those from particular racial/ethnic groups and those with lower incomes have a greater incidence of sickness. Poor oral health is particularly prevalent in those with impairments and other medical disorders like diabetes.


Global dental health has significantly improved, although there are still some problems. Despite dental sealants protecting over 80 percent of tooth cavities, barely 1 in 3 children aged 6 to 8 had one, according to a current Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) publication. Access to dental treatment for all ages continues to be a problem for public health. For low-income youngsters, accessing dental treatment was a problem that was discussed. A study found that children on Medicaid and CHIP received more dental care but went to the dentist less frequently than kids with private insurance. Our dentists foster healthy oral conditions. In case of need, more clarification reaches our offices by contacting our toll numbers today.
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