It is said that during the process of decomposition of the body or the burning of the body what remains behind are the bones and the teeth. It is rightly said because the crown of the teeth is the toughest part of one’s skeletal system. Teeth thus are the hardest part of the body, a person’s teeth are an indicator of his physical and mental health. It is rightly said as per philosophy what you eat is what you become. The concept here is not demeaning eating veg or non-veg, The point being made here is that if your teeth are not strong, then they will not be able to chew, grind, or crush the food properly which will thus impact the process of digestion because in that case, the stomach will take longer to digest the semi ground food rather than the completely crushed food.
The teeth thus help us in metabolism and digestion apart from lending us a beautiful smile. But one common misconception that people have with teeth is that the nourishment of teeth is only dependent on the amount of calcium ingested by the individual. But what we fail to understand is that teeth health or teeth nutrition is not always dependent on calcium. It is true hypocalcemia which is a deficiency of teeth and bones may hamper the intrinsic health of the skeletal system.
But calcium alone does not determine the nourishment of the teeth, just a diet of carbohydrates only does not ascertain the well-being of an individual, and again an excess diet of protein makes the individual feel bloated, similarly, calcium alone does not determine tooth care or tooth care. The research was conducted and concluded that a diet of calcium can lead to kidney stones, interfere with the health of the brain and heart etc.
ADDITIONAL VITAMINS REQUIRED BY TEETH APART FROM CALCIUM
- PHOSPHORUS: We have studied in chemistry about phosphorus is a highly flammable chemical but the fun fact over here is that phosphorus is as important as calcium to support the dental structure. Phosphorus is one of the compounds of which the bone marrow is made up, which synthesizes the making red blood cells.” The pain which we are unable to feel in our teeth after the process of chewing, grinding and cutting is primarily due to the presence of phosphorus”. Explained one of Punjab’s well know dentists at a Dental clinic in Ludhiana.
- MAGNESIUM: Magnesium is the next most important material, for maintaining the bone mineral density of the bones and the teeth, the calcium-magnesium ratio of the bones has to be 2:1 to maintain proper bone health and the appropriate bone mineral density.
- POTASSIUM: “Pottasium is an ideal component while treating problems with tooth sensitivity and helps combat pain, which is why a person suffering from problems with regards to tooth sensitivity is always advised to take a diet rich in fruits because fruits like oranges and cantaloupes serve as a source of potassium “. Explained one of the dentists at a popular dental clinic in Bangalore.