Healthy Teeth and Bones

RECEDING GUMS ACTUALLY IMPROVED! I went to the dentist for my 6-month cleaning/check up. They charted (whatever that means) my gums and both the hygienist and my dentist couldn’t believe that my receding gumline actually IMPROVED!!!! That’s right. IMPROVED. My teeth are no longer sensitive and no longer bleed. I owe this all to Instant CalMag-C!!!!! Thanks a million!

Janet F, New York – Massage Therapist

The Clues Are There

The outer parts of your body that you can see are a reflection of what is going on inside under your skin. If your teeth and gums are less than optimum, you can relate that back to what’s going on inside your body and use that as a clue to your dietary shortcomings or excesses. Use it as a signpost to good health and you can work out a lot of your own nutritional solutions. You are, after all, the boss of your body and know it better than anyone else. The data below gives you clues to deficiencies. Enjoy it.

“What you eat affects your dental health, and getting enough dietary calcium, as a child and as an adult, is as important in many ways as limiting your intake of sugar.

“When sugar–from soft drinks, fruit juices or any other source–hits the tooth’s surface, its interaction with bacteria in the mouth produces an acid that erodes the enamel. The stronger the enamel, the more resistant it is to tooth decay, which is why it is important for children to consume plenty of calcium-rich foods.  Some sources include green leafy vegetables, rice, beans, almonds and dietary supplements.

“Calcium is extremely important for the development of teeth in children,” says Ken Fieldston, DDS, a dentist in Cresskill, New Jersey.

“Calcium is known to help prevent osteoporosis, and research may someday establish beyond a doubt the connection between osteoporosis and dental health. “With severe osteoporosis, you often see periodontal [gum] disease, and it seems likely that a lack of calcium contributes to this condition,” Fieldston says. At issue is the health of the basal, or jaw, bone, in which the teeth grow, and that of the alveolar bone, which forms around teeth when they erupt.

“Two studies conducted at the University of Buffalo School of Dental Medicine and presented at the 1998 meeting of the International Association for Dental Research found that those who had too little calcium and low levels of vitamin C as young children ran nearly twice the risk of developing periodontal disease as adults than those who had higher levels. The studies showed not only the importance of calcium in warding off periodontal disease but also the importance of diet itself. “It is no longer enough to tell children to brush their teeth, floss and see their dentist,” said Sara Grossi, DDS, a senior research scientist at the University of Buffalo. “Diet plays a larger role than we anticipated.”

“Researchers were also surprised to discover that low calcium intake in participants 20-39 years of age nearly doubled their risk of periodontal disease, which the American Academy of Periodontology names as the leading cause of tooth loss in adults 35 and older. “We never knew people so young were at risk of gum disease and of losing bone around their teeth,” Grossi said.

“A more recent University of Buffalo study, published in the August 2000 issue of Journal of Periodontology, found that adults who consume at least three servings of calcium per day–about 1,500 milligrams (mg)–have significantly lower rates of periodontal disease, probably because calcium strengthens the alveolar bone. “Warding off periodontal disease is one more good reason to make an effort to consume enough calcium,” says Janet Helm, a registered dietitian and spokesperson for the American Dietetic Association.”

Helping Hand

As you can see, excessive intake of sugars, poor dietary habits and life’s stresses can lead to poor dental health. There is a compensating factor that can help. Obviously improving the diet and reducing the intake of sugar is optimum but you can at least help yourself by taking a good quality calcium supplement.

Calcium, in order to be used by the body, needs magnesium in a specific ratio and it also needs to have some kind of acid to adjust the pH to an optimum level in order for the body to utilize it. Calcium and magnesium are alkaline and therefore cannot be used by the body unless you bring the pH into the right range, between 7 pH and 8 pH. That’s why our Instant CalMag-C is so effective. It is made this way.

Instant CalMag-C

We produce Instant CalMag-C, which is a formula based on the optimum ratio of two parts calcium gluconate and one part magnesium carbonate, along with vitamin C to adjust the pH so it can be absorbed into your body. Many feel the effects almost instantly.

In this way you know you can control your intake while getting something that really works.

To order your CalMag-C today, click here. Be sure to click the correct button for your geographical region.

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