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How Does Dietary Calcium Benefit The Teeth
Prevents Ca loss: Calcium is an essential mineral for the function of all cells, and the body maintains blood levels of calcium in a narrow range. If the amount of calcium taken in doesn't keep up with the losses, the body pulls calcium out of the bones and teeth to keep the blood levels where they belong. So providing enough calcium from foods or supplements keeps more calcium in the bones & teeth. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Mouth (mouth) " n. Pl. Mouths 1. A. The body opening through which an animal takes in food. B. The cavity lying at the upper end of the alimentary canal, bounded on the outside by the lips and inside by the oropharynx and containing in higher vertebrates the tongue, gums, and teeth. C. This cavity regarded as the source of sounds and speech. D. The opening to any cavity or canal ...Read more
Are there any vitamin supplements that you can take that benefit your teeth? Strengthen them? Would calcium help? Or such a thing as regenerating?
Can you loose calcium in you teeth which causes yellowing? I haven't been eating a lot and my teeth got extremely yellow.
Possible: One scenario where this would be true is when an issue such as an eating disorder or rampant gerd might allow stomach acid to dissolve surface enamel from teeth removing a white covering over underlying yellow dentin. More commonly, poor oral hygiene and diet choices cause extrinsic staining which can be controlled by getting regular professional cleanings. A dental exam will help you understand. ...Read more
101: Someone once wrote an article entitled 101 reasons why you may have whiite spots on your teeth. They range from bumps & bruises while teeth are still under the gum developing, to too little or too much fluoride, to beginings of decay that become arrested (hard again) with improved hygiene habits. It shows there are alot of reasons but none come with an exclusive label. ...Read more
Calculus: Is the term for a harder (than plaque) deposit that many people get on their teeth. This should be scraped off in periodic dental cleanings. The cause is the continual accumulation of minerals from saliva on plaque on the teeth. Its rough surface provides an ideal medium for further plaque formation, threatening the health of the gingiva (gums). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I had braces and process is just at end stage. What will be useful to make strong teeth? Any medicine? Food? Calcium food?
My daughter is 10months old till now NO TEETH came. Continuously giving her calcerea phosp ie. Calcium, but no teeth's yet. Pls suggest?
My baby she's 1 yrs old still she doesn't come teeth even not walking also. Is their calcium deficiencies or wht? Shall I go to meet ped. Dentist?
U R 2b concerned but: You are not out of range. An appt with your pediatrician to discuss your concerns is warranted. But not time to panic. ...Read more
See an orthodontist: A healthy bite and good looking smile is important at any age. A variety of orthodontic treatments are available today for all ages and all situations (e.g. gaps, overbite, underbite, etc.). Orthodontists are trained three years longer than a general dentist. Call orthodontist for evaluation. If you have a healthy diet and you should be getting enough calcium from milk, cheese and yoghurts. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Would taking calcium with magnesium help to stop or reduce teeth grinding even if calcium levels are normal?
Probably not: Teeth grinding can be a result of many different things. Some may include stress, poor occlusion, medications, etc. It is not always possible to get someone to stop. A nightguard will at least protect your teeth while you grind, and sometimes it will eliminate the grinding as well. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Which things are bad for teeth. Iam feeling some weakness in my teeth. It is because of deficiency of calcium?
What's the best type of toothpaste for remineralization of the teeth? Novamin? Liquid calcium? What would you recommend?
ADA seal toothpaste: Always look for the ADA seal on your toothpaste's plaque build up box. A fluoride, tartar control toothpaste with the ADA seal is the best choice. This shows the toothpaste has been tested, its claims are legitimate, and its ingredients are effective and safe. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My teeth are in good condition, I just naturally have calcium deposits on my front teeth. Will whitening them remove/blend them in?
Whitening teeth: The answer in most cases is yes. Differences in calcification in teeth are quite common, and in my experience, I have seen these white spots blend in better when bleaching had been done. This is assuming that you have had a checkup with xrays and you have no active decay. Also it is always best to start whitening immediately after a professional cleaning. Check with your dentist. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Need some dental expertise! My teeth are in good condition I just naturally have calcium deposits on my front teeth. Will whitening them remove/ blend them in?
Calcium deposits?: Are you referring to external "calculus (tartar) or internal enamel defects from hypocalcification or decalcification? Whitening will have no effect on removing calculus. It might help to somewhat blend in small surface enamel defects. That was a maybe. It would be better to first consult a dentist as to what you actually have and the best ways to remove them. ...Read more
A few things: I'm not convinced that low calcium level was\is the cause of your problems, although it is possible if that were true during the development of your teeth before they erupted. Brush and floss and eat a healthy diet. Avoid sugars and acidic foods. Use whatever Fluoride toothpastes, rinses or gels are available to you. See a dentist, if possible for an exam, treatment and counseling. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Could: Calcium is one of the important elements in having a good matrix of minerals to protect teeth. Unfortunately, causes of sensitive teeth are multifactorial and are in a complex relationship. So it is hard to say whether your calcium deficiency alone (if you have it) is the reason why your teeth are sensitive. See a dentist who is knowledgeable in preventive ; restorative dentistry to learn more. ...Read more
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