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Do Your Teeth Benefit from Eating Eggs?

Posted on 7/30/2017 by Dr. Justin Lai
Eggs may provide some oral health benefits.
This is an excellent question and can best be answered by explaining what makes teeth as strong as they are. Teeth have a covering called enamel. Enamel is one of the strongest substances in the human body. It protects the structure of your teeth from cavity-causing bacteria. When the enamel is weakened, it provides a pathway for the bad bacteria to your tooth structure. The good news is that you can help to keep your enamel strong.

To keep your teeth and jaws strong you need several substances that naturally occur in your body and that are found in various foods. To keep your tooth enamel and jaw strong you need phosphorous, calcium, and Vitamin D. Essential to the health of your gums is Vitamin C. All of these substances are found in foods you normally eat. Eggs are one of these foods.

What Do Eggs Provide for Your Teeth?

Eggs are a good source of Vitamin D. Many people know that Vitamin D is also sourced in sunlight. Yes, those sun gods and goddesses may be at a risk for skin cancer, but they also absorb a lot of Vitamin D. The trick here is balance. Fifteen minutes a day of direct sun exposure gives you just about all of the daily dose of Vitamin D that you need.

So, what does Vitamin D do? Well, to answer that, we have to discuss the benefits of calcium. Calcium is essential for strong bones and this includes your teeth and jaw. Calcium strengthens the enamel on your teeth and it also strengthens your bones. You are probably aware that as you age, you may get brittle bones that break easily. This is caused by too little calcium and can be helped by increasing the calcium you get daily.

Vitamin D helps your body absorb calcium. Without Vitamin D, the calcium won't be absorbed and no matter how much you take it won't help. You need the Vitamin D. Egg yolks are an excellent source of Vitamin D. So, if you eat eggs, make sure you eat the yolks because that’s where the good stuff is. If you have any questions, or if you would like to learn more, please call us today at (281) 940-6960.

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