[Dental News] How does calcium deficiency affect teeth?
  • Date : 2021.03.25

DentalNews Calcium Deficiency

Calcium is a vital nutrient in our body.

More than 99% of calcium stored in our teeth and bones to build it strong.

DentalNews Calcium Deficiency

Calcium plays a role in making the jawbones healthy and keeping bones strong.

To strengthen teeth and bones, it is also important for making the body’s blood vessels, muscles function properly.


Having enough calcium is important for people of all ages.

Unfortunately, many people are simply not getting enough calcium from their daily diets. 

DentalNews Calcium Deficiency

Calcium deficiency, known as hypocalcemia, is a global health problem.

This deficiency may be due to various factors, including

-       Lack of calcium

-       hormonal changes

-       certain genetic factors

-       dietary intolerance to food rich in calcium

-       medications that may decrease calcium absorption.

-       poor calcium intake over a long period of time

-       malnutrition & malabsorption

*Malnutrition is when you are not getting enough nutrients.

*Malabsorption is when your body can’t absorb the vitamins and minerals.

DentalNews Calcium Deficiency

Early-stage calcium deficiency may not appear any symptoms or signs.

But, if you have low calcium intake and if it goes on for long enough,

it can increase your risk of serious disease like periodontal disease.

Related studies have shown that people who do not have enough calcium in their diet are

more than fifty percent more likely to develop gum disease than people who have enough calcium in their diet.

Symptoms of calcium deficiency include:

-       cavities, tooth decay

-       tooth erosion quickly

-       low bone density(=osteoporosis)

*Osteoporosis does not just affect bones, it can also affect teeth.

Because it can cause the jaw bone to become weak.

If the jaw bones become less dense, the teeth may loosen and fall out.

When jaw bone becomes weak, this can cause teeth to loosen in their sockets and fall out.

-       weak or brittle teeth & fingernails

-       irritated gums

-       depression

-       muscle spasms

DentalNews Calcium Deficiency

Then, how to intake insufficient calcium and strengthen our teeth enamel?

How to prevent calcium deficiency?

There are 3 best steps that can be taken to keep teeth healthy.

These 3 steps are easy to follow.

Don’t worry! just follow HASS!


1.     The most common treatment is adding more calcium to your diet.

There are many fruits and vegetables with high calcium such as :

milk, orange, tofu, almond, cheese, yogurt, and other food.

Food high in calcium can help protect against dental erosion.

Focus on eating calcium-rich foods with plenty of bone-friendly nutrients!


2.     Taking calcium vitamins is also a good way to prevent the calcium deficiency.


3.     You can use special toothpaste which strengthens tooth enamel.


Practicing the above methods well,

let’s prevent calcium deficiency disease & keep your teeth healthy.


Subscribe to our newsletter to receive new updates.

+ Subscribe