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Keeping Your Enamel Strong and Healthy with FOOD

Acidic foods and drinks tend to cause tiny lesions or holes in tooth enamel, and calcium and phosphate help redeposit minerals back into these lesions.

 

Best Source of Calcium (Adults Need 1,000mg)

Cheese- research shows eating cheese raises your pH and increases your saliva. Great source of calcium and protein to strengthen teeth.

Spinach and Kale- high in calcium and folic acid which helps to reduce gum disease.

Almonds- very low in sugar and high in calcium and protein.

Fish- contains lots of vitamin D which helps the body absorb calcium in the small intestine. If calcium is not properly absorbed in your body you will get breakdown of your bones and teeth making them brittle.

Tofu- a great source of calcium, protein, vitamin K, and magnesium.

 

Best Source of Phosphorous (Adults Need 700-1,000mg)

Red Meat and Chicken- along with protein, high in phosphorous.

Eggs- One jumbo egg contains 125 milligrams of phosphorus. You need 700 milligrams of phosphorus each day, and that jumbo egg supplies 18 percent. A large egg provides 99 milligrams of phosphorus and a medium-sized egg has 87 milligrams. A small egg delivers 75 milligrams of phosphorus.

Pumpkin Seeds- are very high in phosphorus. 1 cup of seeds contains 1,591mg of phosphorus.

 

Enjoy these foods for a healthy smile.

~Elizabeth Saputo

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