Friday, May 19, 2017

Non-Dairy Sources of Calcium

If you remember those “got milk” ads from the late 90’s, early 00’s, you’ll remember that calcium gives you strong bones! But what if you’re lactose intolerant? How are you supposed to get your calcium intake to keep your pearly whites bright and strong? If you’re lactose intolerant or need to limit dairy, there are a number of foods that can give you the calcium you need. Allow our doctors of Southern Cross Dental to explain what they are.

Calcium not only builds strong bones and teeth, this mineral ensures that your muscles, cells, and nerves function properly. In fact, calcium deficiency can lead to periodontal disease which will require a little more time in the dental chair. The best sources of calcium that are dairy-free include green, leafy vegetables such as broccoli and collard greens. Calcium-fortified juice, breakfast cereal, as well as canned sardines and salmon are other good non-dairy options to boost your calcium intake.

If you have questions or concerns about your oral hygiene, please give us a call. To learn about the services we provide at our practice, visit for more information. To schedule an appointment with one of our doctors at Southern Cross Dental in Colorado Springs, CO, call 719-471-1717.

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