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Don’t Forget Your Calcium

Calcium Rich FoodsSince childhood we’ve been told we need calcium to build strong teeth and bones. But the fact is we never outgrow our need for this important mineral. Why…?

Osteoporosis and loss of bone around the teeth can result when we don’t consume enough calcium

Authorities say that to reduce the risk of weak, brittle bones later in life, you need a daily intake of 800 mg (men) or 1000-1500 mg (women). Rapid growth during adolescence and the demands of pregnancy and breastfeeding create even greater need for this vital mineral.

You’ll find the best sources of calcium in a well-balanced diet rich in dairy products. But don’t overlook foods like almonds, broccoli, salmon, and snap beans.

Remember the old adage: An apple a day keeps the doctor away? Well, plenty of calcium each day will help keep osteoporosis away!

About Dr. Chase & Dr. Kotula

Dr. Steven Chase, DDS & Jacqueline Kotula, DDS pride themselves on offering their patients the most comprehensive and sophisticated options for dental care in a comfortable and friendly environment. Their caring and talented dental family’s first priority is the well being of their patients. They strive to help their patients achieve optimum dental health by providing personalized and compassionate dental care. Their team is comprised of highly skilled professionals dedicated to excellence in every phase of dental treatment. They are committed to continued education, which enables delivery of the very finest, state-of-the-art cosmetic, restorative, and CEREC® same-day dentistry, along with Invisalign® clear aligners.

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