Having a set of healthy teeth will not only boost your self-confidence but also give you the
right pronunciation of words. Teeth allow us to talk, smile, eat and give our face its shape,
so therefore it is the most prized jewel of our face.
Since childhood, our mothers have always told us to have milk to have healthy and strong
teeth. Is milk actually good for your teeth? Yes! Drinking milk helps to make our teeth
stronger and is thought to protect tooth enamel by providing calcium and phosphorus
needed to remineralize tooth structure. It also keeps your jaw bones strong and healthy. It is
also important to know that milk along with other dairy products contributes to tooth and
bone health throughout our life.
Taking the impact of milk and its delicious and nutritious products, in 2001, the Food and
Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations (FAO) selected June 1 st  as World Milk Day.
The Day provides an opportunity to focus attention on milk and raise awareness of dairy’s
part in healthy diets, responsible food production, and supporting livelihoods and
Though many food items contain calcium, National Institute of Health suggests milk and
dairy products to be the best because they are absorbed easily by your body. Even the
American Dental Association (ADA) proposes the order which suggests that if you eat sugary
foods then also milk products can make a difference to your dental health. This is because
drinking milk after eating sugary foods can lower harmful acidic levels in your mouth. So,
don’t have milk with your chocolate chip cookies – wash them down with milk afterward.
Dr.Vimal Arora, Chief Clinical Officer, Clove Dental said, “The recommended intake of milk
and other dairy products needs to increase with age to have a strong healthy teeth and
bones. A well-balanced diet with proper nutrients and a little change in our daily routine can
make a big difference in the long term. If your diet is low in the nutrients your body needs,
your mouth will have a more difficult time in the coming years fighting infection”.
Milk occupies a very special place because of its nutritional and digestive properties and
therefore forms an intrinsic part of an Indian diet.