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Do Multivitamins Help Boost Your Oral Health?

Posted on 2/6/2023 by Northstar Dental
Do Multivitamins Help Boost Your Oral Health?
Vitamins are important for the body. However, to maintain good oral health, you may be surprised to learn that vitamins are crucial. Vitamins supply the body with the appropriate ammunition it needs to fight bacteria which may cause infection. If bacteria proliferate in the mouth as well as the body, oral health can decline quickly. Cavities, gingivitis, mouth sores, and gum disease may be the result of an overgrowth of bacteria and infection.

Which Vitamins Should I Take To Improve My Oral Health?

We need to think holistically as our bodies are complex and need several different types of vitamins and minerals to maintain good oral health. Taking vitamin C helps to prevent inflamed and swollen gum tissue. Taking vitamin D is needed to keep your teeth strong and prevent oral diseases. Calcium, which is best absorbed in the presence of vitamin D, helps to stabilize your teeth by strengthening your jawbone. Iron is needed too. Probiotics decrease inflammation which can keep oral cancers at bay. Reducing inflammation will go a long way to fight cavities, mouth sores, and gum disease.

As you can see, taking a multivitamin which contains all or most of these ingredients will help to improve your oral health as bacteria and infection is thwarted. The other good thing about a multivitamin is that the guesswork as to the proper serving size for each vitamin and mineral has been simplified for you.

The Importance of Dental Appointments

Taking vitamins on a regular basis is a good idea. However it is still important to schedule your regular appointments with our office to make sure your teeth and gums are healthy and professionally cleaned. We will also assess your oral health and make recommendations for best practices when it comes to vitamins as well as many other preventative measures. Come and see us today for a cleaning and check-up.
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