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Can Supplements Remineralize My Teeth?

added on: July 7, 2021
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Have you ever heard of the remineralization process? By adding some supplements to your diet, you can fortify your smile and feed it properly — just like the rest of your body. It’s important to note that before adding any supplements to your routine, you should always double-check with your doctor or Wilmington holistic and biological dentist. Let’s explore a little more!

What is Remineralization?

Remineralization is an extremely effective way that your body naturally goes through to help your teeth stay healthy and strong. Remineralization works best when you give your body added nutrients or supplements. Remineralization has one main goal, and that’s to provide you with a mouthful of teeth that are stronger and more resilient to decay. As this article says, “The direct benefit is less sensitive teeth, stronger teeth to resist bacteria, healthier mouths, no oral pain, and less need for the dentist drill or the root canal specialist’s microscope.”

According to the American Dental Association (ADA), your teeth could become more sensitive to temperature changes such as cold and hot beverages or foods without remineralization. Over time, decay develops more rapidly, potentially causing pain, infection, and a lost tooth. Your holistic and biological dentist in Wilmington couldn’t agree more.

How About Some More Calcium?

One of the most influential supplements to having healthy teeth and bones is calcium. This highly valuable and much-needed nutrient is key to building up their strength and durability. However, some people have difficulty absorbing calcium. Something else that’s important to know is how your body uses calcium, because it could end up elsewhere in your body where it’s unnecessary when not supplemented by other nutrients, such as vitamins D3 and K2. How can you make sure you’re getting enough calcium? Try adding about 1,000 milligrams of calcium to your diet daily.

Are You Getting Enough Magnesium?

So many patients find that they are magnesium deficient, and it can really make a difference in how you feel when your body isn’t getting what it needs. Magnesium is important for two reasons:

  1. Your teeth’s structural development
  2. Helping your body to absorb calcium properly

Generally, it’s recommended that you take up to 400 milligrams of magnesium each day along with your other helpful supplements.

Do you have questions about your oral health? Are you interested in expanding your knowledge about our holistic and biological dental office in Wilmington? We invite you to schedule an appointment with the All About Smiles team to get to know you better and share our philosophy on biological and holistic dentistry in Wilmington.

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