Is Milk Really Beneficial for Teeth?

One thing many mainstream dentists are unaware of is the number of studies that have established that it’s magnesium—not calcium—that contributes to form the hard enamel that resists decay.

For years it was believed that high intakes of calcium and phosphorus inhibited decay by strengthening enamel. However, recent evidence shows that an increase in these two elements is useless unless we increase our magnesium concurrently. It has even been observed that dental structures beneath the surface dissolve when additional amounts of calcium and phosphorus diffuse through the enamel at different rates.

Milk, poor in magnesium but high in calcium and phosphorus, not only interferes with magnesium metabolism, but also antagonizes the mineral responsible for decay prevention. Milk is recognized to be a greater producer of lactic acid than any other known food, leading to the cause of decay, especially in infants.

In her holistic dentistry practice, Dr. Yani recommends magnesium not only for its many metabolic reactions, but also because it’s a key player in tooth decay prevention. Other health benefits include natural lowering of blood pressure, reduced cardiovascular problems and natural muscle relaxant.

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