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How Eggs Can Make Your Mouth Happy

Posted on 12/15/2016 by Sundberg Office
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Keeping your mouth clean, through regular brushing and flossing, is crucial to keeping it healthy. Good oral hygiene removes lingering food particles, plaque and bacteria, all of which could otherwise contribute to the development of tooth decay and gum disease.

But brushing and flossing alone is not enough to keep your mouth healthy. A diet rich in essential vitamins and minerals is also important.

You already know that milk is beneficial for strong teeth and bones. But did you know that there's another common breakfast item that is also important? You may want to start serving up some eggs, because they can help keep your mouth happy.

You're most frequently told to drink milk to get the calcium you need for strong teeth and bones. But milk is not the only place where this important vitamin is found. Egg yolks are full of calcium, as well as a few other key nutrients.

Enamel is the hard coating on the exterior of your teeth, which keeps them strong and protects them from decay. But enamel, if it doesn't stay protected itself of get the correct nutrients, is highly susceptible to damage. You know that calcium is important for strong teeth and bones. But did you know that phosphorous is just as important? Eggs contain this important vitamin, which works with calcium to help keep enamel at its best.

Vitamin D
Egg yolks are rich in vitamin D, a vitamin that is hard to get from foods. Vitamin D is essential for the absorption of calcium, helping your body to do it more efficiently. This aids in keeping your teeth and bones nice and strong.

Remineralize Your Teeth

Here's one you've probably never heard before. The composition of an eggshell actually closely resembles the composition of our teeth. But the shell is always discarded, seen as useless. This, however, is far from the case. The shell contains sufficient calcium to remineralize your teeth as well as 27 other important minerals. You can actually boil shells for approximately 5 minutes and add them to a nutritious smoothie for a real tooth strengthening concoction.

Get your day started right, and boost the health of your mouth with a nutritious breakfast complete with eggs. The only question is now, how will you take them?

Please contact our office if you have any questions about your oral health.
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