In this article from The Mt. Vernon Center for Dentistry in Alexandria, we wonder: are you getting enough Vitamin D in your diet? It’s really important for your teeth, because Vitamin D helps the body absorb calcium.
Most of the body’s calcium is in the teeth and bones. By getting sufficient amounts of Vitamin D you strengthen your teeth, and reduce the risk of decay. Low calcium can also contribute to gum disease.
The classic sources of Vitamin D are dairy products, such as milk, yogurt, and cheese. But these are not the only ones. You can also find Vitamin D in the following:
- Egg yolks
- Orange juice
- Green leafy vegetables like spinach, kale, and collards
- Soy beans
Do you like taking walks outside? Sunlight is also a good source of Vitamin D. Just be sure you wear sunscreen.
At The Mt. Vernon Center for Dentistry in Alexandria we want all our patients to have strong teeth and healthy gums. So get your dose of D, brush and floss daily, and see us for regular checkups. Services include family and cosmetic dentistry. Schedule an appointment today!