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Many cultures understand that bone broth has several strengthening properties when it comes to health. In ancient Greece and China, it has been a go-to concoction for both medicinal and nutritional purposes. Now a staple of the popular Paleo diet, bone broth is once again trending.
Not only are bone broth-based drinks and products beneficial for general health, they are also known to promote the health of the mouth, teeth, and gums.
What Is Bone Broth?
Bone broth is stock made from cooking down bones and other animal by-products to make a broth. This can be consumed as a hot drink or used as a base in soups and stews.
There are also a number of nutritional supplements made from bone broth that aim to improve digestion and skin elasticity.
What Are the Benefits of Bone Broth for Dental Health?
Bone broth has been recognized as a collagen production booster, which can help with periodontal health (or the health of the gums). Collagen helps the PDL (periodontal ligament) and the underlying bone become stronger, allowing them to hold teeth firmly in place.
Drinking bone broth or using bone broth products regularly can support mouth and periodontal health but should be considered an accessory to general dental and periodontal services—not a replacement.
What Other Benefits Does Bone Broth Have?
Although the scientific evidence is incomplete, bone broth is touted for a wide range of health benefits. On the digestion front, drinking the broth, using it in cooking, or taking supplements can help leaky gut and other gastrointestinal problems.
Bone broth is also helping in reducing inflammation anywhere in the body, joint health, fighting infections, and keeping the immune system strong.
It also has some glorious cosmetic perks attached to it, as collagen is one of the key building blocks for clear and youthful-looking skin.
Sound like a wonder substance? Many dentists, doctors, nutritionists, and wellness experts believe it is.
So, Is Bone Broth Enough?
No matter what benefits an at-home solution promises, nothing can replace the need for in-office dental check-ups and traditional at-home oral health routines (such as brushing and flossing twice a day).
We suggest visiting your dentist twice a year for exams and cleanings, more if you have a history of periodontal concerns.
Interested in Learning More?
If you are in the La Jolla, California, area and want to know more about treatments for dental and periodontal health, give the staff at La Jolla Cosmetic Dentistry and Orthodontics a call. They can answer all your questions about periodontal, general, or orthodontic treatments and book you for a consultation.
Call 858-295-0603 or fill out the contact form to take the first step towards better mouth health today.