Are You Getting Your Dose Of D?
Vitamin D is important for healthy teeth and bones, but many of us don’t get enough through our diets. This post from Town Dental Group in Mint Hill is a friendly reminder to our friends and patients about the importance of Vitamin D.
We did an Internet search, and found this sampling of Vitamin D findings from around the Web:
“Several recent reports demonstrate a significant association between periodontal health and the intake of Vitamin D.”
“Researchers who took a second look at a series of clinical trials conducted on 2,000 children in several countries between the 1920s and 1980s determined Vitamin D — which we often garner from sunlight — was associated with around a 50 percent reduction in the incidence of tooth decay.”
“Inadequate Vitamin D levels in pregnant women may be associated with dental caries in their children during the first year of life.”
“The sun is an excellent source of Vitamin D, but it is hard to quantify how much Vitamin D you get from time in the sun and the risk of skin cancer may outweigh the benefits. Food first…supplements can fill in the gaps but it is always better to try to meet your nutritional needs with foods that contain fiber, phytonutrients, and so much more.”
At Town Dental Group in Mint Hill, we help our patients maintain good dental health with general and cosmetic dentistry. Schedule your next cleaning and checkup with us today!