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Are Vitamins And Minerals Good For Your Dental Health?


Posted on 1/9/2023 by Neil Starr DDS PC
Are Vitamins And Minerals Good For Your Dental Health?Good oral health results from a combination of proper mouth-cleaning techniques and regular dental visits. Do you know that the food you eat also contributes to how your teeth and gums look? Certain minerals and vitamins play a vital role in ensuring a healthy mouth. They help to prevent oral issues such as mouth cancer, tooth decay, and gum diseases. Besides, a well-rich diet helps in fighting infections and bacteria. Here are essential minerals and vitamins that are helpful to your teeth and gums.

Vitamin A


Vitamin A is vital in ensuring the proper flow of saliva. This prevents dry mouth, thus hindering plaque buildup. When you have enough saliva, your mouth cleans itself naturally. Besides, vitamin A promotes the production of healthy mucus, which helps to coat the gums. This lowers the risk of infection and gum diseases. You can find vitamin A in fish, eggs, and sweet potatoes.

Vitamin C


Vitamin C is the key to healthy and strong teeth. It helps the body to produce more collagen, which is vital in cell repair. This means a fast-healing process. Things that contain vitamin C include fruits such as kiwis and oranges. However, these fruits are highly acidic. Hence, it is better to rinse your mouth after consuming them.

Calcium


The first thing that comes into people's minds when they hear about calcium is building strong bones. Yes, calcium is needed to strengthen teeth and jawbone. If you want to maintain your jawbone density, calcium should be your priority.

Calcium also helps to harden the enamel, making your teeth less susceptible to tooth decay. The acids in the mouth can cause cavities by dissolving vital minerals. By working with other minerals such as phosphorus and fluoride, calcium helps to repair the damage caused by acids. Our professionals will offer more information about the importance of a healthy diet.



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