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Strengthen Your Enamel on World Egg Day

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Support your local farmers because it’s World Egg Day. According to The Incredible Egg, “this day was first celebrated back in 1996.” Since then, people have been using eggs as a good source of protein.

Everyone knows that cleaning your teeth is essential. But, did you know that certain foods like eggs can help your dental health?

Foods Good for Your Teeth on World Egg Day

Help strengthen your tooth enamel by eating foods high in calcium. Also, eating foods rich in vitamin D help you absorb the calcium that your teeth need.

Here’s what you should be eating:

  • Calcium. First, low-fat or fat-free dairy products such as milk, cheese, and plain yogurt contain calcium. Other good sources of calcium are green leafy vegetables, which deliver a healthy boost of vitamin C, too.
  • Vitamin D. Second, egg yolks, mushrooms, and most fish contain vitamin D you need to help build and maintain healthy teeth.
  • Vitamin C. Third, red peppers and sweet potatoes can provide vitamin C for healthy gums.
  • Crunches. Finally, crunchy fruits and vegetables help wipe away plaque-causing bacteria on your teeth.

Eggshells Strengthen Your Teeth

Did you know that eggshells are mostly made of calcium? If you can, extract the mineral and consume it for your teeth. According to Healthline, “eggshell powder may even be more effective at reducing osteoporosis risk than purified calcium carbonate.”

Risks of Eating Eggshells

When it’s done correctly, eggshell powder is safe to eat. However, for those that don’t know what they’re doing, here’s what you need to be aware of:

  • First, don’t just eat eggshells because they might injure your throat and esophagus.
  • Second, eggshells may be contaminated with bacteria. Boil eggs before eating their shell.
  • Finally, natural calcium supplements may contain relatively high amounts of toxic metals.

If you have any additional questions on the dental health benefits of eggs, contact your local dentist.