Jamboree Dentistry

Minerals for Strong Teeth

What Makes Teeth Strong?

The health of your child’s teeth starts with developing good dental habits. In addition to brushing, flossing, and regularly visiting the dentist your child should be eating nutrient-rich foods. When your child consumes the right foods their teeth and gums will be strong for years to come. 

Calcium

The nutrient that is a building block for strong and healthy bones is also important for healthy teeth and gums. Calcium is a nutrient that is important to prevent tooth decay while making jaw bones healthy and strong to support teeth. Foods that are high in calcium include broccoli, milk, cheese, yogurt, and fruit juices.

Iron 

Iron is also a fundamental nutrient for your child’s dental health. When your body has low iron levels the immune system can become compromised, which can affect the health of your gums. The best way to make sure your child gets the right amount of iron it is important to eat iron-rich foods. Foods like eggs, red meat, bread, and leafy green vegetables are great foods with high iron content.  

Vitamin C

Tooth and gum health go hand in hand. Therefore, it is important to make sure that your child incorporates vitamin C into their diet. This vitamin not only helps with immune support and overall health but specifically aids in the healing of gums to support strong teeth. Foods that contain vitamin C include spinach, berries, potatoes, and brussels sprouts. 

 

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