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Vitamin D Strengthens Your Teeth

Posted on 10/25/2017 by Dr. Pickens
Vitamin D Pickens Family Dentistry WA 98662-6467
Have you really ever considered the benefits of Vitamin D on your teeth? Most people only think about Vitamin D when they are drinking milk or out in the sun. However, it is an important vitamin that your body needs.

The more Vitamin D that you get, either through a vitamin, what you consume, or natural sunlight, the stronger your teeth and bones are going to remain. Here is why.

What Vitamin D Does with Your Body

Calcium is used to help keep your bones stronger, but it cannot work very well on its own. It needs a component to kick-start the process of helping your bones and teeth stay strong. In the case of calcium, the kick-starting component is Vitamin D.

When you do not have enough Vitamin D, you may have plenty of calcium, but it is not going to do your body much good. By getting plenty of Vitamin D, you ensure that all of the calcium you take it in getting put to good use.

The best ways of getting Vitamin D include spending 20-30 minutes outside a few days each week, eating a lot of dairy foods, and taking a daily multivitamin. Each of these are good for you to do anyway, and should be a regular part of your routine anyway.

Your teeth get a lot of cavity protection when you eat dairy, and your entire body benefits when you have a daily vitamin. Staying active outside helps your whole body, including your mouth, and can help your teeth stay strong by allowing you to get enough Vitamin D, too.

For more information about what it is that you get out of Vitamin D, call us. We can look at your teeth and let you know what your mouth would get out of adding a little extra Vitamin D into your life.

If you have any questions or would like to schedule an appointment, please call us at (360) 254-6411 today.

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