Most patients know which foods to avoid to keep a healthy smile, however, do you know what vitamins and minerals are good for your teeth? If you answered calcium, you are correct! But there are many more vitamins and minerals you need to keep your mouth and smile looking great. Let’s explore some lesser-known vitamins and minerals and the foods you can eat to make sure you are getting everything you need! Have questions about your oral health? Perinton Dental would love to speak with you!
Calcium, Vitamin D, and Phosphorus
You may not know that calcium needs vitamin D and phosphorus to support healthy teeth. Calcium needs phosphorus to help maximize the benefits for strong teeth. In addition, vitamin D regulates the levels of calcium and phosphorus and helps with absorption. We need all three vitamins to maximize their benefits.
According to the Mayo Clinic, the body needs vitamin C to form blood vessels, cartilage, muscle and collagen in bones. Vitamin C also plays a major role in the healing process. Vitamin C is especially helpful for people who suffer from gum disease.
A healthy diet isn’t just good for your heart and body, it’s good for your oral health too! We want all our patients to have a happy, healthy smile from the inside out! If it’s been a while since you have seen us, please call us, we’d love to see you!
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