Is milk good for your teeth?

With more people opting for a plant-based diet, vegan alternatives to cow’s milk (that have a similar nutritional make-up) are in demand.

 But the vegan diet is more accessible than ever, and many vegan staples, such as tempeh, are rich in calcium, meaning you don’t need to rely on cow’s milk to get your daily dose. 

We’ve spoken to the experts about how milk can affect dental health and collected their best oral care tips for a healthy, happy mouth. 

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Milk is an excellent source of calcium and phosphorus, which are minerals the body uses for the maintenance of bones and teeth.

They are also used for muscle contractions (including your heartbeat) and for normal blood clotting.

Calcium is the most abundant mineral found in the body, and 98% of it is stored in our skeleton, which our body uses as a reservoir for the constant remodeling of our bones throughout our lives.

For good dental health, you need to ensure that you are consuming enough calcium each day to replenish this reservoir, as this is what your body uses to make enamel and dentin. 

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