Your Health For Tag "calcium"

  • How much calcium do you need?
    Dec. 20, 2021

    How much calcium do you need?

    General oral health

    Calcium is key to maintaining strong, healthy teeth and bones. It strengthens tooth enamel — the hard outer shell — and helps maintain the bone that supports your teeth. Healthy enamel protects your teeth from cavities and erosion. Calcium in your saliva can even help repair damage to teeth caused by acids. However, a lack of calcium can increase your risk for gum disease.

  • You can eat a vegetarian diet and keep a healthy smile
    Jul. 2, 2021

    You can eat a vegetarian diet and keep a healthy smile

    General oral health

    Some research shows eating a vegetarian diet can help prevent cancer, lower cholesterol, reduce weight and decrease the risk of high blood pressure and heart disease. These diets frequently contain less fat and fewer calories, along with more fiber and nutrients like potassium and vitamin C.

  • Strawberry and cream cheese toast
    Feb. 25, 2021

    Strawberry and cream cheese toast


    Yes, there are other snacks for kids besides peanut butter and jelly! Give your kids something new (and better for their teeth) with this tasty, toasty strawberry and cream cheese treat.

  • Cheesy chicken broccoli casserole
    Oct. 24, 2020

    Cheesy chicken broccoli casserole


    This tasty, quick-to-prepare comfort food is as easy as it is cheesy. The calcium and phosphates in the cheese help put minerals back in your teeth and rebuild enamel. And the fiber-rich broccoli is full of vitamin C to strengthen your gums.

  • Easy Broccoli, Cheese and Egg Muffins
    Feb. 24, 2020

    Easy Broccoli, Cheese and Egg Muffins


    Here’s a nutritious treat that kids will find fun and tasty to eat on-the-go. Not only do the cheese and broccoli provide teeth-strengthening calcium, but the eggs are packed with vitamin D that’s also vital for strong teeth.

  • Beef and broccoli stir fry
    Jan. 27, 2020

    Beef and broccoli stir fry


    You’ll be ready to skip takeout with this tasty, low-calorie meal that’s surprisingly quick and easy to make at home. As a bonus, the broccoli is an excellent source of calcium which is a vital mineral for the health of your teeth.

  • The essential mineral for a healthy smile
    Jan. 8, 2020

    The essential mineral for a healthy smile

    General oral health

    When you think about calcium, the first thing that may come to mind is its role in building strong bones. Yet it does so much more than that. Calcium is needed to help your heart and nerves work properly and for your blood to clot.

  • Why You Might Think Twice Before Eating Too Much Ice Cream
    Jul. 17, 2019

    Why You Might Think Twice Before Eating Too Much Ice Cream

    General oral health

    Why you might think twice before eating too much ice cream There are few treats more tempting than a cold dish of ice cream during the hottest days of summer. It’s no wonder 90% of American households indulge in this frosty dessert.1 In honor of National Ice Cream Month in July, here’s the scoop on how ice cream can have an effect on oral health.

  • Philly Cheesesteak Stuffed Peppers
    May 22, 2019

    Philly Cheesesteak Stuffed Peppers


    Get your Philly cheesesteak fix without the starchy bread that can cause tooth decay. Here’s another win for your mouth: The calcium-rich cheese helps build strong teeth and the peppers are packed with vitamin C that can protect your gums.

  • Healthy blueberry smoothie
    Apr. 26, 2019

    Healthy blueberry smoothie


    When mouth pain makes eating difficult, this antioxidant and vitamin-packed drink gives you a convenient way to add nutrients like fiber and calcium to your diet. This healthy blueberry smoothie is packed with flavor, so you don’t need to add sugary juices — a smart move to protect your teeth.

  • Creamy, Cheesy Scrambled Eggs Recipe
    Mar. 26, 2019

    Creamy, Cheesy Scrambled Eggs Recipe


    When it comes to famous female chefs, Julia Child stands out as one of the pioneering food figures. Her recipe for creamy, cheesy scrambled eggs doesn’t just taste great – it’s also great for your teeth! The eggs in this tasty dish are rich in protein and phosphorous to help protect enamel. Plus, the yummy cheese provides calcium, which is an essential nutrient for strong bones and teeth.

  • Sugar-free Mocha Mousse
    Oct. 26, 2018

    Sugar-free Mocha Mousse


    This easy-to-make dessert is a decadent sugar-free treat that won't wreak havoc on your teeth. Whip it up to satisfy your chocolate cravings while providing a key nutrient for a healthy smile. Made with whipping cream, this recipe delivers a hearty dose of calcium for strong bones and teeth. Ingredients: 2 cups heavy whipping cream... More »

  • Oral health issues that may arise with age
    Sep. 6, 2018

    Oral health issues that may arise with age

    General oral health

    As you age, your body can experience shifts in health that affect your mouth in ways you might not expect. In honor of Healthy Aging Month, take a look at few conditions people may encounter with age that can affect their oral health – including bone loss and dry mouth. Bone loss  As you age,... More »

  • Blueberry Frozen Yogurt
    Jul. 15, 2018

    Blueberry Frozen Yogurt


    After enjoying the hot weather, cool off with a treat that'll keep your smile shining. The yogurt in this refreshing recipe has calcium to support teeth and strengthen bones. Plus, the blueberries are full of vitamin C, which can help keep gums healthy.1 Ingredients: 3 cups fresh blueberries 2 cups low-fat Greek yogurt ½ cup... More »

  • Crustless Spinach Quiche
    May 9, 2018

    Crustless Spinach Quiche


    This Mother's Day, surprise mom with breakfast in bed – but be sure to choose a recipe that'll make her Mother's Day and her smile happy. This recipe for crustless spinach quiche has loads of mouth-healthy nutrients like calcium from the cheese, folic acid from the spinach and protein from the eggs. Plus, choosing a... More »

  • Thwart the Back-From-Break Blues
    Jan. 15, 2018

    Thwart the Back-From-Break Blues

    General oral health

    Going back to school after a holiday break can be tough for kids of all ages. It usually means readjusting to old habits, and that should include your child's oral health care routine. Here are a few ways to make sure your child finishes the remainder of the school year with an A+ in oral... More »