Vitamins Are Important for Optimal Oral Health
Posted on 4/15/2019 by Mettler & Griego Family Dentistry
|You all know about the importance of eating for your physical health. The better you eat, the healthier you feel. Did you know that the vitamins and minerals you put into your body are also important for your oral health as well?
While all vitamins are good for you, there are some vitamins that are better for your oral health than others. Not sure which ones to eat? We will be happy to help you out with some information!
The Lineup of Oral Health Vitamins
There are several different vitamins you need to make sure that you are getting in your diet for excellent oral health. First, you need to make sure you are getting enough calcium, as calcium keeps your jaw and teeth strong and healthy. If you are eating/drinking yogurt, milk, beans, kale and cheeses, you are putting calcium in your body.
Second, you need to make sure you are either eating red meat or taking iron supplements. Iron reduces the amount of bacteria build-up in your mouth. Vitamin A, found in many orange, yellow and green fruits and veggies, keeps your saliva flowing, which is important for getting rid of mouth bacteria. The B vitamins help your body remain healthy, mouth sore free, and prevents the build-up of bacteria.
You can find B vitamins in wheat, cheese, beef, rice, spinach, nuts and milk. Vitamin C, which is essential for gum health, can be found in citrus, yellow and orange fruits and vegetables. Vitamin D is also essential, because without it, calcium doesn't get absorbed properly. Vitamin D can be found in eggs, milk and fish.
If you have questions about how to make sure your mouth is benefitting from your great diet, why not give us a call? We can make sure that you are getting all of the vitamins and nutrients to promote dental health.