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Milk is an essential nutrient for bone. We need calcium in our diets at every age, to have healthy bone.
However, after a tooth erupts, calcium can neither be taken from nor added to the tooth--it is unavailable to the body.
After the tooth erupts into the mouth drinking milk cannot "strengthen" the enamel or any other part of the tooth.
Our last teeth (the wisdom teeth)come into the mouth at around 17 to 20 years of age.
Milk has no beneficial effect for teeth after the tooth as erupted into the mouth.
Your tooth has all the enamel it ever will get from milk when it peeks through the gum into your mouth.
After eruption you need to coddle your enamel with Tender Loving Dental Care--and drink milk to help your bones.
Milk benefits teeth only while they are forming beneath your gums. After the tooth erupts milk cannot help add calcium to your enamel. However, Milk continues to be a good source of nutrition for your bones, throughout life.