Should I Take A Multivitamin For My Dental Health?
Posted on 1/15/2024 by Office - Boone DMD
Vitamins are a great way to add minerals and nutrients into your body that you may not be getting enough of in your diet. You may think you are eating enough fruits and vegetables to enjoy healthy teeth and gums. Here is a rundown of the most important vitamins and minerals your teeth and gums must have. Be sure they are included in any multivitamin you take.
Calcium And Vitamin D
Calcium is essential for strong teeth and a strong jawbone. Without enough calcium in your body, your teeth will be softer and weaker, which makes them more prone to cavities. In order to make sure the calcium is distributed to your bones and teeth, many multivitamins have vitamin D to aid the passage into your body. Vitamin D aids in strong bones as well.
If calcium is essential to your bones, vitamin C is essential to your gum tissues. Vitamin C has several important functions. First, vitamin C helps with blood flow, which you need to have healthy gums. Also, vitamin C fights inflammation, which means that your mouth is better able to fight off both tooth decay and gum disease. Vitamin C can even make your teeth and gums stronger. Both Vitamin C and vitamin A help prevent dry mouth and aid in healing after trauma to your mouth.
Nearly all multivitamins have potassium, and for good reason. Potassium has a couple of different functions in your mouth. First, it keeps the bone density in your teeth and jawbones strong. Second, it prevents calcium leaching, which is vital for seniors and pregnant women because both can lose calcium during pregnancy or as they age.
If you are not sure which multivitamin is best for your teeth and gums, why not ask our dentist? They can recommend the perfect multivitamin to keep your teeth and gums healthy.
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