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Doctor insights on: How Does Dietary Calcium Benefit The Teeth

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How does dietary calcium benefit the teeth?

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 more

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Are there any vitamin supplements that you can take that benefit your teeth? Strengthen them? Would calcium help? Or such a thing as regenerating?

Are there any vitamin supplements that you can take that benefit your teeth? Strengthen them?  Would calcium help? Or such a thing as regenerating?

no specific: Vitamins and calcium are helpful in general..Its good to have daily.But not specific for teeth strengthening.Eat healthy and you will be able to get all vitamins and minerals.. ...Read more

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Can you loose calcium in you teeth which causes yellowing? I haven't been eating a lot and my teeth got extremely yellow.

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

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How do you remove calcium spots from your teeth?

How do you remove calcium spots from your teeth?

Difficult: Those spots are usually due to incomplete formation of the enamel. There are procedures to sand them off or bond over them check with your dentist. ...Read more

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Does the calcium in your blood affect your teeth in any way?

Does the calcium in your blood affect your teeth in any way?

No: A common wives tale is that pregnancy and lost calcium in the blood can weaken teeth. Not true. One exception is altered blood calcium associated with osteoporosis which can make a person more prone to gum disease and subsequent tooth loss. ...Read more

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What are calcium spots? What causes them to appear on your teeth?

What are calcium spots? What causes them to appear on your teeth?

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

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My sister is 1 years old and she have only 4 teeth is it natural or we must give her calciums?

My sister is 1 years old and she have only 4 teeth is it natural or we must give her calciums?

No: Some babies have teeth erupt at birth and some don't have any until >15mo. It has nothing to do with their calcium level or diet.It is part of normal variation.They essentially have all their baby teeth by age 3 or so. ...Read more

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What causes calcium build-up in teeth?

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 more

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I had braces and process is just at end stage.what will be useful to make strong teeth ? Any medicine? Food? Calcium food?

I had braces and process is just at end stage.what will be useful to make  strong teeth ? Any medicine? Food? Calcium food?

Eat healthy: continue brushing regularly with a fluoride containing toothpaste, eating a healthy diet and seeing your regular dentist at least twice a year for exams and cleanings. ...Read more