How Milk Helps Our Teeth

Jun 14, 2013

Most of our mothers told us that we should drink milk every day in order to ensure that we would get strong bones and teeth. That’s definitely true, but when we were kids we never knew why that was the case (and our moms probably didn’t either)! Well, some of the reasons why milk is so beneficial to your teeth are as follows:

 

  • High Amounts of Calcium — Milk is one of the best sources of Calcium your body can get. Calcium is an essential component in the strengthening of our bones and teeth. Because Calcium is crucial to the development of bones, it also enhances the strength of our jaw bones which is important to prevent TMJ disorders and allow for a healthy jaw to support those teeth. Similarly, Calcium is effective in the prevention of gum disease too.

  • Milk Has a Low Level of Acidity — Unlike several harmful substances towards your teeth, milk has a low acidity. In fact, milk is a basic substance (the opposite of acidic) meaning that when you drink it you are raising the overall pH level in your mouth and making it a less acidic atmosphere for your teeth.

  • Lots of Vitamins and Minerals — Milk contains several different vitamins and minerals which can aid the health of our teeth. Vitamin D for example is a catalyst for the absorption of Calcium into the bones and teeth. Furthermore, milk contains small amounts of fluoride, a substance that helps strengthen your enamel and a go-to for dentists when weak teeth need to be reinforced.

 

Therefore, milk has several scientific benefits in the maintenance and development of healthy teeth. If you have any more questions regarding how drinking milk can help your teeth, or would like to schedule a dental appointment, feel free to contact Noble Smile Family & Cosmetic Dentistry today.