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Ask Dr. S: Why do I need to tell my dentist if I am on a calcium replacement?

Aging causes our bones to lose density and strength.  Calcium builds and maintains stronger bones and teeth.  It is recommended people between the ages of 18-20 get 1,000 mg/day and 1,200 mg from ages 50-70 to keep bones healthy.  Many people take simple supplements or chocolaty chews, as many times diet alone won’t have enough calcium to fulfill this requirement. For some postmenopausal women, the addition of calcium supplements to their diet is not enough.  These women have a high […]