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How Vitamins and Minerals Affect Your Teeth

How Vitamins and Minerals Affect Your Teeth

Published on August 13th, 2019

The root of most oral health issues is poor dental hygiene, however, what you eat and drink can also play a huge role in your dental health. Our dentists in Cary, Il know that eating and drinking unhealthy items repeatedly can take a toll on your mouth and result in decay or gum disease. Make sure to incorporate plenty of vitamins and minerals into your daily routine, and your mouth will see the benefits! We recommend the following to keep your mouth in tip-top shape.

The Importance of Calcium

One of the most important minerals that you can incorporate into your routine is calcium. Calcium is a major component of the bones in your body, and your teeth need calcium to help maintain their strength. Foods that include calcium include milk, cheese, soy-based products, broccoli, brown rice, cabbage and kale. Plus, calcium is also beneficial to your jawbone; strengthening it to help hold your teeth in place. 

Vitamin D

Another important component to incorporate into your routine is vitamin D. This pairs well with calcium because it helps increase your body’s absorption rate. It also helps improve you bone mineral density, something that is important in your oral health. Finally, vitamin D is helpful in decreasing inflammation, a common result of periodontal disease.

Incorporate both calcium and vitamin D into your daily routine, and your mouth will show the benefits.

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