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Got Calcium?  Got enough...?

Our calcium needs are greatest during infancy, childhood, adolescence, and during pregnancy and nursing. This corresponds to the stages in life when we are most prone to dental decay.

How much calcium is enough?

Diet trials have shown that tooth decay advances when the diet contains only 1,000mg/d of calcium and is low in vitamin D, but that healing and prevention of further cavities occurs with a diet that contains 1,700mg/d calcium and is rich in vitamin D.

Compare that to the typical American intake of calcium.

Fully 75% of all ages are not meeting their recommended intake of calcium. In fact, National Institutes of Health (NIH) has called this the "Calcium Crisis" in America.

A diet high in sugar and low in calcium is a really bad combination.

Only 13.5% of teenage girls and 36.3% of teenage boys are meeting their recommended intake for calcium. Most consume less than 1000mg/d. It's no particular surprise that the highest rates of tooth decay are often during the teenage years. 

The "Dental Essentials-Liquid" is formulated to provide optimal levels of  vitamins D and K2 in diets that already contain adequate calcium. Just 5 drops provides 1000IU of vitamin D and 100mcg of vitamin K2 in both the MK-4 and MK-7 forms.  Just add milk!

Alternatively, for those who do not consume sufficient milk, dairy or other calcium-rich foods, we have developed "The Dental Essentials-Complete"
Four tablets contain 1,000mg of calcium, together with 1,000IU of vitamin D and 100mcg of vitamin K2.  We've also added magnesium and zinc, which are important co-factors that work with vitamin D to maximize calcium absorption.


Additional reading:

Osteoporosis: a pediatric disease with geriatric consequences