How Vitamins and Minerals Protect Your Teeth


Posted on 11/25/2019 by OHIOSmiles
How Vitamins and Minerals Protect Your TeethAccording to the ADA, in order to maintain the best oral care, you must follow a routine that involves flossing, brushing for two minutes twice each day followed by fluoride mouthwash.

To ensure your teeth and gums have the proper nutrition to stay healthy and fight off infection. You need to have a balanced diet of the right vitamins and minerals. Our office is committed to helping you continue the highest standard in oral protection. Below you will find the ingredients to a healthy mouth.

Vitamins and Mineral Your Mouth Needs

Your teeth and jaw are almost entirely made up of calcium. Getting enough is important for healthy teeth and gums. Iron deficiency is a common nutrient deficiency. You'll know if your tongue is inflamed or sore. Vitamin B2 is also known as riboflavin, it's a nutrient that helps build healthy soft tissue in the mouth.

Vitamin C is not just for a healthy immune system, it helps avoid bleeding gums and premature loose teeth. Vitamin D is one of the most important to your oral health. It is the vitamin responsible for assisting in the absorption of calcium. They work together for your teeth.
 

Foods to Consume For Vitamins and Minerals

To find your healthy uptake of calcium, turn to dairy products, beans, spinach, and fish. Yogurt and cheese are also full of calcium and teeth protecting ingredients. You can find your iron in dishes with beef, chicken, beans, and potatoes. We find vitamin C in your fruits and veggies. The best are citrus fruits, broccoli, strawberries, and tomatoes. You can get your source of Vitamin D from the sun. If you have spent too much time indoors, turn to egg yolks, milk, and orange juice. Fatty fish are packed full of vitamin D.

Eating a well-balanced diet with a proper daily vitamin can keep your oral health in check. Our office is here to support you. For further questions, feel free to contact us. 

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