Everyone knows calcium is essential for your body. If asked why you’d probably answer “It’s good for your teeth and bones and stuff.” But if we were to ask you how much calcium you should consume a day, you might start to sweat a little under the pressure.
The fast-paced teen lifestyle that has been adopted into modern culture may be contributing to a lower overall oral hygiene than we have ever seen before. From to-go bars, soft drinks, and the fast food revolution, teens are at higher risk than ever of needing massive amounts of oral care, and in some cases oral surgery.
For those who live with a milk allergy or lactose intolerance (two separate conditions), a dairy free lifestyle has probably become commonplace. For the majority of us though, milk and other dairy products are a daily source of calcium and other nutrients that keep us healthy and strong. Long time readers of our blog will be saying “Wait a minute, I know that calcium is important to strong teeth, how can I get it and still maintain my dairy free lifestyle?!” That’s a great question, and one we’re going to set out to answer today along with a few other little bits of information you might not have thought of!