People nowadays are more self-aware than ever, which is a good thing. We are becoming much better at taking a more holistic approach when it comes to our health.
A lot of us are implementing lifestyle changes, such as healthier diets and regular exercises that reduced the need to see a doctor regarding health conditions including high blood pressure, diabetes, and obesity, just to name a few.
We’re on the right track, however, we still tend to overlook holistic strategies when it comes to dental health.
Well, let us tell you that maybe you don’t have to go to the dentist right away when you spot the firsts sign of a cavity or tooth decay.
Have you heard about methods which help you remineralize teeth? No? Well, let us tell you how to remineralize your teeth with a few simple steps!
First of all, you should know that nutrition is the foundation of nearly all teeth problems and they can also help to reverse those same problems.
Remineralization is a very effective process which needs to right nutrients in order to happen. Want to know which ones? Let us help you.
Calcium is generally associated with healthy and strong bones because it is the primary building block of bones and teeth. We also need it for proper remineralization. The only thing you need to keep on eye out is to use it with the right mineral combination (specifically with vitamins D3 and K2). Make sure to take 1000 milligrams of calcium per day alongside the supplements listed here.
Vitamin D is essential for remineralization since it plays a key role in absorbing calcium and balancing minerals throughout the body. We recommend 1000 IU or more each day of Vitamin D3.
With D3, these vitamins work in sync to improve calcium absorption and distribution. In this aspect, vitamin K2 works pretty much like a traffic signal directing throughout the body, while D3 is responsible for better absorption. In addition, K2 helps to activate osteocalcin, a protein needed for teeth repair, growth, and remineralization. For best results, we recommend supplementing with 90 micrograms of vitamin K2 per day.
Magnesium is pivotal for the structural development of teeth when it comes to their remineralization. It also plays an important role in determining how effectively your body absorbs calcium, meaning that having too much calcium in the body as well as vitamin D and phosphorus can lower magnesium levels and can hinder the remineralization process. Getting the right amounts of these supplements is key. With this in mind, aim to get between 300 to 400 milligrams of magnesium per day with the proper amounts of vitamins D3, K2, and calcium.
Collagen (especially type I collagen) maces up to 90 percent of the organic component of your dentin, cementum, and bone. Type XVII collagen is essential for enamel formation and without enough of them, teeth malformation can happen. The high levels of glutamine in collagen can also help nutrient absorption. Grass-fed cattle are probably the best source of collagen, being pretty high in type I collagen.
These substances increase to organic compounds in the mouth which have been shown to improve breath, reduce the symptoms of gingivitis, and decrease inflammation. They also help with killing harmful bacteria that can inhibit teeth remineralization. When it comes to oral probiotics, use products from reputable manufacturers.
As you can see, with the right approach, you can help teeth remineralization by using the essential supplements. Remember, prevention is the best cure. However, if you have any questions or concerns regarding dental health, feel free to reach out to us. Doral Sedation & Family Dentistry is here to help you.