To build strong bones, you must provide yourself with tons of calcium, which milk happens to have. In fact, it contains about 300 milligrams in one cup! So does drinking milk or eating dairy products benefit the strength and health of your teeth? The answer is yes, and here are some of the reasons why:
- According to the National Institutes of Health, ninety-nine percent of calcium is stored in your teeth and bones.
- Since baby teeth begin forming long before birth, expecting mothers should consume their “Recommended Dietary Allowance” of it: between 1000 and 1300 mg per day.
- Milk and dairy products such as cheeses can actually reduce tooth decay.
- Milk forms a protective coating on enamel that can prevent bacteria coming in direct contact with your teeth.
Overall, consuming plenty of milk and dairy can make your family’s teeth stronger and more decay-resistant, but, at the end of the day, incorporating a good oral care routine is key to preventing dental disease.