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Should One Take Vitamins For Oral Health?


Posted on 8/22/2022 by Dr. Brandon Cooley
Should One Take Vitamins For Oral Health?Vitamins are organic, free of calories, and essential for good health. In their capacity as antioxidants, they aid in preventing cellular breakdown and reduce inflammatory responses in the body. Vitamins are linked to a variety of processes that may influence oral tissues.

Vitamin C


Collagen, a crucial component of the gums, is a structural protein that can only be made with vitamin C. This is why having swollen, bleeding, and painful gums might indicate vitamin C deficiency. Gum disease can develop as a result of low vitamin C levels in the blood and food intake. According to research, patients with diabetes and gingivitis experience minor gum bleeding cases when taking vitamin C supplements. As a result, vitamin C supplement intake lowers their chance of developing periodontal disease and improves their gums' health. Additionally, vitamin C tablets may help eliminate some of the periodontal disease' symptoms.

Vitamin A


Vitamin A benefits the mouth by improving saliva production, skin, and eyes. Saliva removes microorganisms between the teeth and aids in the digestion of meals. Vitamin A can be purchased as a supplement.

Phosphorous


Another vitamin that is necessary for solid teeth is phosphorus. Phosphorus strengthens teeth by repairing and preserving tooth enamel and aids the body's calcium absorption. Try including meat, milk, and whole grains in your diet to increase your phosphorus intake. Additionally, sources such as fish, eggs, and foods high in protein are highly recommended. Most people get enough of this vitamin from their regular diets and don't require supplements.

Vitamin D


Vitamin D deficits significantly influence your teeth's health as it causes gum disease, cavities, and other oral health issues like gingival inflammation. This is because it's essential for the mineralization of teeth and bones. Salmon, mackerel, and herring are just a few examples of oily seafood rich in Vitamin D. Please book an appointment with our team of professional dentists to learn more about the relationship between vitamins and your dental health.

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