In this article you will learn:
What nutrients are needed to build strong teeth
Where to get the best products if you choose to supplement
I've written a few things about dental health and why it's important, and in this simple article I'm going to share with you all of the nutrients required to maintain healthy tooth enamel. I can tell you from experience and testing that my teeth would get translucent when my minerals were low, and then within a few days or a week return to a nice silky white upon increasing the nutrients - with sensitivity also diminishing.
To take this a step further, checkout this article on creating an oral health routine.
Nutrients for Strong Teeth
The following are the main nutrients needed for building strong enamel, along with my recommendations on where to get the appropriate products. If you are struggling in this area or need some guidance, don't be afraid to reach out and schedule a free discovery call.
Calcium is the most well-known, but this one is easy to obtain in the diet compared to the others. Unfortunately, even with the highest consumption of calcium in the world - the US has also the highest rates of osteoporosis (bone degeneration), so what's going on? The other minerals and nutrients here are also responsible, and if you aren't eating dairy then you may want to consider using a high quality supplement like this one a few times per day. The optimal ratio of calcium to magnesium is approximately between 1:1 to 2:1, but some people recommend even a 1:2 calcium/magnesium ratio. This is where testing and individual evaluation are necessary, as most people are heavily skewed toward calcium to begin with.
Magnesium is practically impossible to get from the diet in sufficient amounts and should be supplemented to some degree. It is not only responsible for managing the other electrolytes (like calcium) but plays a huge role in hundreds of reactions in your body. A quality chelated form like this one is a treasure to have in your cabinet.
Boron is less known about but has incredible benefits. I've written about it in extensive detail here (along with product recommendations) and it is needed for maintaining calcium and magnesium, as well as other minerals, at their proper amounts in the body.
Vitamins D, A and K are all involved in bone creation and calcium metabolism and are important for calcium homeostasis (so you don't lose it in the urine), which leads to stronger teeth and bones in general. A good DAK supplement like this one is part of what I call The Basics and should be with you every day.
Molybdenum is the last on this list, but it has been implicated in dentin growth and serves as an important cofactor for many other detoxifying enzymes. If you are eating beans several times a week this should be no problem, but an affordable, quality chelate by Albion like this one off Amazon can be a great daily addition to your Basics.