Tuesday, 12 July 2016

Calcium – How Much Do You Need?

Tariq Drabu has advised that it is essential for you to know exactly how much calcium your body actually needs throughout your life so you can ensure you enjoy healthy teeth and bones at all times.

Tariq Drabu is a top dentist and specialist oral surgeon who owns the successful Langley Dental Practice in Middleton. He is passionate about educating his patients and giving them the information they need to promote healthy teeth and help preserve their natural teeth for as long as possible.

Tariq Drabu did mention that everyone only has one set of permanent teeth which start pushing through at a relatively young age. These teeth are the ones you need to care for right through your adulthood. In addition to this, he also mentioned that he wants his patients to know that teeth start developing when the baby is already in the womb.

How Much Calcium is Enough?

For babies up to one year, they should get between four hundred and six hundred milligrams of calcium each and every day. Children from one year to ten years should be getting eight hundred milligrams of calcium daily, while older children from ten to eighteen should be consuming between twelve hundred and fifteen hundred milligrams of calcium each and every day in order to promote healthy bones and teeth.

As we reach adulthood our intake can reduce to twelve hundred milligrams, though pregnant and lactating women need to increase their intake to two thousand milligrams. Bear in mind that a baby's teeth and bones develop in the womb, so a good intake of calcium can promote healthy bones and teeth as an infant.

Seniors should be taking in about fifteen hundred milligrams of calcium each day.

Where to Get Your Calcium

Calcium can be found in a wide range of different foods that you can easily incorporate into your diet on a daily basis. Dairy products such as milk, cheese and yoghurt are very high in calcium. So are sardines and leafy greens such as chard.

Even if you ate large volumes of dairy, you may not achieve the levels your body needs to promote healthy teeth, therefore Tariq Drabu recommends a good multi-vitamin that is rich in calcium so that you can help strengthen your teeth on a daily basis.


  1. Dr Tariq I have heard that, consuming calcium in excessive amount is also not good for health.

    1. Yes Laura, I heard it may cause for stone problem also if it will be take in excessive amount

    2. Ema as Dr Tariq drabu said that, "Seniors should be taking in about fifteen hundred milligrams of calcium each day."

  2. Ema holiday is right! If anyone will take excessive amount of calcium, it might result starting Stone problem also. Thanks Dr Tariq Drabu for sharing this post with us.