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Do Vitamins Directly Improve Your Oral Health?

Posted on 1/9/2023 by Dr. Christianne Lee
Do Vitamins Directly Improve Your Oral Health?Vitamins can directly improve your oral health. Taking vitamins each day is essential for your well-being, but they also afford enormous benefits for your teeth and gums. The best way to consume vitamins and supplements is from the food you eat. Generally, vitamins are more bioavailable from food than from supplements. This means it is easier for your body to absorb vitamins from healthy food sources than capsules. Make sure your personal wellness plan includes eating as many vitamins as possible each day.

How Vitamins Help my Oral Health

Calcium is a well-known vitamin. Famous for building bone health, calcium is a key player in building jawbone structure as well. Get your daily supply of calcium from leafy greens, almonds, and dairy products.

Vitamin A is important for eye health, but it is also responsible for keeping salivary glands active and flowing. Saliva is important as it washes away bacteria and plaque in your mouth. Eat sweet potatoes, kale, eggs, and fish for more vitamin A.

The B vitamins keep inflammation under control, which can help ease issues in your mouth. Inflamed gums, canker sores, and injuries are all helped by the B vitamins. Eat spinach, red meat, and dairy products to improve your store of vitamin B. In addition, vitamin E helps in the prevention of gum disease as it also brings down inflammation in the mouth.

Iron is another important vitamin for the mouth. If you are deficient in iron, you may have gingivitis and gum disease. The best sources of iron are in red meat as well as eggs.

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It is important to eat well for your body as well as your oral health. Vitamins affect your oral health. Give our office a call to talk through other ways you can improve your oral health at your next dental exam.
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