8 Non-Dairy, Calcium-Rich Foods for Your Teeth

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For those who are dairy intolerant, vegan, etc. Here are some non-dairy options to get calcium in your diet to help strengthen your teeth and bones. Caring for your teeth means more than brushing and cleaning between them every day. It also means paying attention to the foods you eat. One of the most important nutrients for healthy teeth is calcium. Calcium strengthens the hard outer shell of your tooth called enamel, which is your teeth’s...

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Hate the dentist’s chair? Take HRT drugs: Women who have estrogen pills have better teeth and gums

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HRT is already credited with reducing hot flushes and reviving a flagging libido Now researchers believe it boosts oral health when used to treat osteoporosis  Cases of periodontitis were 44% lower in women who had estrogen therapy It’s already known to help cure hot flushes and boost sex drive. But new research shows that women who undergo hormone replacement therapy (HRT) also have healthier teeth and gums. As estrogen levels fall...

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How to Be Mindful Sitting in the Dentist Chair

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Many people are fearful of dental procedures. Whether it is the noise of the hand pieces or the trauma from a previous bad experience, it keep them from seeking regular dental care. Here are some tips that may help ease those fears. Meditation for Real Life By DAVID GELLES “When confronted with fear of the dentist chair, our minds run wild by conjuring the most terrifying experiences. By staying in the present moment, we can avoid conjuring...

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