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Calcium is Crucial

For Healthy Teeth and Bones Calcium is especially important for children and new mothers. Dentally speaking, calcium is one of the essential nutrients. When we eat food that's high in calcium, it benefits both teeth and bones. It makes sure children's teeth develop correctly, and ensures that new mothers have enough nourishment for their babies during breastfeeding. Even for older women, it helps prevent the onset of osteoporosis, a disease [...]

Calcium is Crucial2021-06-15T08:00:24-07:00

Bone Up on Osteoporosis

Osteoporosis, the loss of bone mass as we age, could affect half of all Americans over 50 by 2020. It is defined as bone loss of about 25 percent, which results in fragile bones that fracture easily. Its reputation as an old person's disease stems from the fact that bone loss doesn't hurt and osteoporosis victims can go years without a clue they are susceptible to the condition. You can [...]

Bone Up on Osteoporosis2018-08-21T00:00:22-07:00

Your Teeth Age Too!

Special Concerns for Older Adults Along with those gray hairs and inevitable smile lines, your mouth undergoes natural changes over the years, as well. Among them: Cutting edge of teeth are worn flat by chewing or grinding. Remember to keep regularly scheduled hygiene appointments to check for cavities. Consider dental sealants to prevent decay, or a nighttime mouthguard if you experience grinding (bruxism). Jawbones supporting teeth or dentures can shrink [...]

Your Teeth Age Too!2018-06-05T15:00:18-07:00

The Truth About Smoking

While nobody enjoys getting lectured about a bad habit, it's important to have all the relevant information available to you, especially when it involves health implication. So if you need any extra motivation to help you quit smoking, we'll discuss some of the lesser known problems it can cause. It isn't just your lungs that suffer! Of course, anyone can understand the relationship between smoking and lung cancer, but there [...]

The Truth About Smoking2018-04-03T08:00:46-07:00

Don’t Forget Your Calcium

Since childhood we've been told we need calcium to build strong teeth and bones. But the fact is we never outgrow our need for this important mineral. Why...? Osteoporosis and loss of bone around the teeth can result when we don't consume enough calcium Authorities say that to reduce the risk of weak, brittle bones later in life, you need a daily intake of 800 mg (men) or 1000-1500 mg [...]

Don’t Forget Your Calcium2018-03-06T08:00:00-08:00

The Calcium Advantage

How important is calcium to us? It' s very important. Here's why. It builds strong bones and teeth; helps the heart to beat, muscles to flex, blood to clot, and nerves to send messages throughout the body. Calcium helps to reduce risks of colon cancer, high blood pressure, osteoporosis, premenstrual syndrome, and high cholesterol. Calcium Advantage Tips Drink milk with meals, have cereal with milk, order cheese on your sandwich, snack [...]

The Calcium Advantage2017-09-19T00:00:20-07:00

Let the Sunshine in!

Are you one of the millions of Americans who spends most of their working and free time indoors? If so, you may be missing out on the important benefits of sunshine, which not only lifts the spirit, but also helps the body create an essential nutrient—vitamin D. Early in this century doctors discovered that too little vitamin D led to childhood diseases in which bones failed to develop. We now [...]

Let the Sunshine in!2016-06-07T00:00:08-07:00

Osteoporosis: The Calcium Connection

Osteoporosis—porous bones—is a fragile, frightening reality for at least 15 million North Americans. What begins as a slow and initially painless decrease in bone mass eventually leaves bones weakened and susceptible to fracture. It turns strong backs into weak; healthy strides into shuffles. From a dental viewpoint, the disease is evident in loss of tooth strength and jaw erosion. Osteoporosis, most common in middle-aged women and the elderly, is particularly [...]

Osteoporosis: The Calcium Connection2014-10-14T00:00:12-07:00
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