Bone contains collagen
Researchers know that collagen is found both in our teeth and in the connective tissue that keeps our teeth in place in our jaw. In the tooth, collagen aids mineralization and stability. Collagen is also vital for improving your bone density, which is vital for healthy teeth. Your teeth usually sit securely in your jaw. However, factors such as age and a deficient diet can decrease your bone density. Your connective tissue can also dwindle. As your jaw and tissues shrink away from the teeth, your teeth can loosen.
This makes them more prone to damage and decay – and more likely to fall out. Although collagen may not be the first thing you think of when looking into oral health, it can help to bind our teeth together and keep them firmly placed in the gums. This has been suggested due to a lack of collagen being linked to a loss of teeth. In fact, collagen is made up of the fibres that are in the connective tissues that make up teeth and bones.