Calcium is Crucial
For Healthy Teeth and Bones
Calcium is especially important for children and new mothers.
Dentally speaking, calcium is one of the essential nutrients. When we eat food that’s high in calcium, it benefits both teeth and bones. It makes sure children’s teeth develop correctly, and ensures that new mothers have enough nourishment for their babies during breastfeeding. Even for older women, it helps prevent the onset of osteoporosis, a disease that weakens the bones.
What foods contain calcium?
Luckily, calcium is present in many of our favorite foods, so incorporating it into your diet can be a tasty and satisfying option. Some of the most common of these include dairy products like cheese, yogurt, and milk. Additionally, many nuts, seeds, leafy greens, and fish are all excellent sources for the mineral.
Make sure you get enough.
Though we use the mineral throughout life, our ability to absorb calcium decreases with age, so it’s crucial to have the proper intake in your daily diet. Also, combining with vitamin D enhances its absorption and retention.
The recommended daily intake:
|For Women: || ||Men: || ||Children: || |
|11-18 years old ||1,200 mg ||11-18 years old ||1,200 mg ||1-10 years old ||800 mg |
|19-50 years old ||1,000 mg ||18+ years old ||800 mg || || |
|51+ years old ||1,500 mg || || || || |
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Dr. Angela Burns moved to Austin 10 years ago and instantly fell in love with our beautiful city. Dr. Burns is originally from the Texarkana area. She attended Texas A&M for her undergraduate degree and The University of Tennessee Health Science Center for her degree in dental surgery (DDS). Dr. Burns is committed to providing her patients with gentle, technologically advanced dental treatment. She attends an average of 60 hours of continuing education every year. She is a member of the American Dental Association, the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, the Texas Dental Association, and the Capital Area Dental Society. Dr. Burns and her husband, Gary, have an 11-year-old daughter, Sydney, who is a proud 6th grader at Hill Country Middle School. She is also very involved in the Eanes PTO, her church, and loves raising her family in the Westlake community. “Growing up, I was drawn to mediating and helping others feel more included and less anxious. I was a camp counselor, student government officer and being the oldest of five, I was the family mediator. I found that I had a calling to help alleviate stressful situations for others and realized that being a good listener was something that was key to this. These skills really helped guide me into becoming a dentist that has based my practice on relationships, empathy and a sense of comfort. I knew that I wanted to provide an atmosphere that felt like home when others walked in. Our practice is small, personal and state of the art and we hope you feel like you’re hanging out with friends when you are here!” When she is not practicing dentistry, Dr. Burns enjoys traveling, hiking the greenbelt, enjoying Austin’s music scene, and eating Amy’s Ice Cream.