Are You Getting Your Dose Of D?

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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:

  • Salmon
  • 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!

Contact Mt. Vernon Center For Dentistry:


Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

8101 Hinson Farm Rd Ste 114
Alexandria, Virginia

Alexandria dentists, Dr. James Geren and Dr. Zeyad Mady, of Mt. Vernon Center for Dentistry, provide provide exceptional cosmetic dentistry, dental implants, sedation dentistry, family dentistry and more for the Alexandria and Mount Vernon, VA area, including the communities of Old Town, Woodbridge, Newington, Franconia, Rose Hill, Lorton, Huntington, Fort Belvoir and Groveton, Virginia and zip codes 22306, 22308, and 22309.
Office Hours: Mt. Vernon Center for Dentistry
Mon 8:00am-5:00pm
Tue 7:00am-3:00pm
Wed 7:00am-3:00pm
Thu 7:00am-3:00pm
Fri 7:00am-12:00pm
Open Every Friday
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Mon 7:00am-3:00pm
Tue 7:00am-3:00pm
Wed 7:00am-3:00pm
Thu 7:00am-3:00pm
Fri 7:00am-12:00pm
Open Every Other Friday


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