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How Protein Boosts Your Oral Health


Posted on 1/15/2020 by Alyce
How Protein Boosts Your Oral HealthWhen people think about their daily protein intake, probably the last thing on their minds is oral health. Most people think of protein as a way to build muscles in the body.

However, protein plays an important role in oral health. Too little protein can actually have negative side effects to your oral health.

Animal proteins play a vital role in keeping your teeth and jawbone strong and healthy. This is because animal proteins contain phosphorus. Phosphorus strengthens the teeth and jaw muscles by binding to the enamel of your teeth.

Since enamel can't be regrown, the best way to protect it from wear is to strengthen it as much as possible, and phosphorus can help with that. If you want the most out of your animal proteins, try to eat them with a glass of vitamin D fortified milk. The triple threat of phosphorus, vitamin D, and calcium will strengthen your teeth and bones in no time!

Rebuilding Your Body From The Inside Out


Another reason why proteins are great for your oral health is because they help rebuild tissue in your mouth. By eating and brushing on a daily basis, microscopic cuts are made in the tissues of your mouth. While most of these cuts are no problem, they can turn into a problem without enough protein in your diet. Protein helps to rebuild these areas. Cuts that can't heal properly can grow into larger cuts or sores and become infected.

Finally, protein can help fight off infection. People who have infected mouths may not know how to get rid of an infection, but protein can help. Protein not only helps rebuild tissue, but also promotes a strong immune system. A strong immune system is the number one way to fight off infections throughout the body. If you would like to learn more about how to promote good oral health with the foods you eat, give our office a call, and we'll be happy to help you.
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