Please don’t try this at home. Steve Schmidt lifted a 100kg weight 65 times in one minute, using his teeth for some reason. Yes, he lifted 220 pounds with his teeth.
Our teeth are definitely not meant for lifting, but we do want them to stay strong for a lifetime. A recent study in PLoS Biology found that a simple amino acid, Proline, works in the proteins in tooth enamel to make it grow stronger. According to Tom Diekwisch, an oral biology professor at the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Dentistry, this new research may someday, “help people replace lost parts of the tooth with a healthy layer of new enamel.”
To help keep your teeth record-breaking strong, drink fluoridated water. The minerals in the water can protect tooth enamel from the erosion caused by sugar.
Another way to help keep your toofers tougher is to keep calcium in your diet. It keeps your teeth strong and healthy. In fact, 99% of calcium reserves are stored in your body’s bones and teeth, according to the National Institutes of Health. Calcium also helps provide structural support to the bones and teeth. But there’s no one-size-fits-all calcium requirement. How much calcium your body needs depends on your age and health.
The enamel research is interesting, but don’t stop doing what you can to keep your teeth strong and healthy. We may not have the ability – or inclination – to use our teeth to get into the record books, but we should still take care of them!