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Calcium Helps Protect Against Periodontal Disease

Recent research has confirmed the importance of calcium for your teeth and bones. According to a study published in the Journal of Periodontology, calcium deficiencies are directly linked to periodontal disease, which is a leading cause of tooth loss.

Researchers discovered that people who consume less than the recommended daily amount of calcium are almost twice as likely to have periodontal disease, an infection caused by bacteria that accumulate between the teeth and gums. About three out of four people don’t meet their daily calcium needs.

Dairy products such as milk, cheese, yogurt, and ice cream are the best sources of calcium. Other god sources include green leafy vegetables, canned sardines, salmon with edible bones, cereal, and tofu.

Make sure you talk to your health care provider to assess your ideal calcium requirement!

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