Are you worried about gum disease? Would you like to learn more about how you can keep your gums healthy and strong? If so, we recommend getting enough vitamin D and calcium in your diet.
You’ve probably heard that what you eat can have a major impact on your oral health. But, did you know that calcium and vitamin D can help your smile? Or the effects that calcium and vitamin D can have on your teeth?
Your initial thought might be that calcium leads to healthy bones—and while this is true, your teeth aren’t technically bones. Instead, they are made of hard and soft tissue, which can be strengthened by vitamins and minerals. In fact, if you get enough calcium and vitamin D, you’ll be less likely to suffer from tooth decay. Similarly, if you have enough calcium, your teeth will be strengthened and less likely to chip or crack.
Vitamin D also helps your gums stay healthy and keeps inflammation down. But vitamin D has another very important role: it helps you absorb calcium. This means that if you manage to get calcium and vitamin D at the same time, you’ll get the full benefits of both.
Also—as mentioned before—calcium also strengthens bones, and while your teeth may not be bone, your jaw is. This means that by taking calcium, your jaw will be strengthened and your teeth will be better supported.
Do you have more questions about how you can protect your smile? Would you like to schedule an appointment with us? If so, please feel free to contact us. We’re excited to hear from you.