Top
20
Doctor insights on: How Does Dietary Calcium Benefit The Teeth

Share
1

1
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

See 1 more doctor answer

Mouth (Definition)

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


2

2
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

See 2 more doctor answers
3

3
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

4

4
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

See 1 more doctor answer
5

5
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

See 1 more doctor answer
6

6
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

7

7
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

See 2 more doctor answers
8

8
What causes calcium build-up in teeth?

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

See 1 more doctor answer
9

9
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?

Tooth enamel: Teeth are fully formed before they erupt. After eruption avoid acidic sugary foods. Keep teeth well brushed and make sure you floss daily. Use a fluoridated toothpaste. Don't smoke. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
12

12
Could a calcium supplement help to strengthen my teeth?

Could a calcium supplement help to strengthen my teeth?

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 more

See 1 more doctor answer
13

13
Dental experts! What will get rid of calcium spots/deposits on teeth?

Dental experts! What will get rid of calcium spots/deposits on teeth?

Calculus: The plaque that is left on your teeth will calcify and form the hard deposits that you are concerned about. The only way to remove this is by a dentist or dental hygienist when you have your teeth cleaned. See a dentist asap. ...Read more

14

14
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 more

See 2 more doctor answers
15

15
Which things are bad for teeth. Iam feeling some weakness in my teeth. It is because of deficiency of calcium?

Which things are bad for teeth. Iam feeling some weakness in my teeth. It is because of deficiency of calcium?

Healthy diets: Diets high in sugars and acids are bad for your teeth. Brushing and flossing is essential for teeth and gums. Good nutrition is good for health. Calcium is an important part of good health for bones and muscles. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
16

16
What's the best type of toothpaste for remineralization of the teeth? Novamin? Liquid calcium? What would you recommend?

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 more

See 1 more doctor answer
17

17
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 more

See 1 more doctor answer
18

18
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?

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

19

19
My teeths r very week due to calcium level low, please help me what I have to do?

My teeths r very week due to calcium level low, please help me what I have to do?

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 more

See 1 more doctor answer
20

20
Could calcium deficiency cause sensitive teeth?

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