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Oral Benefits of Vitamin D From the Sun
Posted on 1/25/2020 by Sean Saghatchi
One of the most important vitamins that your body needs, Vitamin D, can also be one of the most difficult vitamins. Unlike most vitamins, you don't get Vitamin D from eating specific foods.
Instead, your body creates it after being exposed to the sun. If you're not out in the sun enough, you can be low on Vitamin D. This vitamin does many different things for the body, including providing it with a number of oral benefits.
It Makes Your Teeth Stronger
Vitamin D does a lot for your bones and your teeth. It promotes healthy growth and helps keep them strong. The vitamin does this by helping the body absorb calcium. Calcium and Vitamin D together help improve the strength and durability of your teeth, protecting them from cavities and helping keep them firmly rooted in your mouth.
Calcium also helps protect your mouth from gum disease. If you have low levels of Vitamin D and calcium, it's easy for bacteria to hit both your teeth with cavities and your gums with gum disease. This greatly weakened your oral health and can lead to tooth loss.
It Improves Healing
If you have a Vitamin D deficiency, you may notice that your injuries don't heal up as quickly. This includes any injuries in your mouth. Your gums aren't going to recover from gingivitis as quickly as they should, even if you start brushing and flossing regularly. Any oral surgery may also take a little longer to heal.
If you go too long without the correct Vitamin D levels, it will lower your body's defenses even more. You may start to get more oral infections, and gingivitis may progress to a more advanced state.
Are you getting enough Vitamin D? If you're concerned that you're not, give us a call and we can look for signs of deficiency.
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