OCTOBER-National Hygiene Dental Health Awareness Month
CALCIUM intake plays a vital role particularly in the health and strength of your teeth.
Your body needs calcium to BUILD strong bones when you’re young and to KEEP bones strong as you get older.
One of the main diseases that comes out of a long-term calcium deficiency is osteoporosis. Osteoporosis does not just affect your bones. It can also affect your teeth, as it can cause the jaw bone to weaken.
Your jaw bone is the anchor for your teeth, so if it becomes damaged or weak; it is more likely your teeth will loosen and possibly fall out. (When the levels of calcium in the body diminish, the body uses calcium from the teeth leading to tooth decay or tooth loss.)
Along with osteoporosis, a deficient level of calcium can increase your risk of periodontal, or gum, disease.
If you start noticing an increase in cavities or chipped teeth, it is time reach out to a dentist.
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