Posted on 1/15/2019 by Moyer Office
|Over 70% of people don't get enough Vitamin D. Your teeth require enough Vitamin D to keep its smile its healthiest. In fact, without Vitamin D, you might not have any teeth. Or, not any healthy teeth anyway.
Vitamin D, though it is called a, "vitamin,” is actually a kind of hormone that is naturally produced in the human body. Natural Vitamin D must be assisted with the ingestion of Vitamin D from outside the body to do its job properly.
Natural Vitamin D is created in the liver and kidneys and travels through the bloodstream into the intestines. Once this happens, the human body is then instructed to absorb calcium from food digested in the intestines. Calcium is required for proper absorption into your bones to make them strong and healthy.
Your teeth require Vitamin D as much as your bones. Calcium is absorbed into your tooth enamel. This makes your teeth strong and healthy. So, you should make sure you get enough Vitamin D every day. There are several ways that you can do this naturally.
Get Enough Sunlight
You can acquire Vitamin D naturally from direct sunlight. Most people do not because of sunscreen and clothing. Once sunlight comes into direct contact with your skin, Vitamin D is produced. However, this should be done safely in short periods over a length of time. About 10 to 30 minutes intervals should do it.
Take Vitamin D SupplementsYou can buy over the counter Vitamin D supplements, or get a prescription, to naturally boost your Vitamin D levels. How much you need to ingest, in terms of a supplement, depends on your age, sex and overall health.
Eat Vitamin D Rich FoodsYou can get enough Vitamin D through your diet. Dairy products like milk, cheese and yogurt can supply you with Vitamin D. You can also get natural Vitamin D from eggs, fatty fish and mushrooms.
Avoid Vitamin D DeficiencyHaving a Vitamin D deficiency can affect your overall health. However, your bones and teeth will suffer the most. If your Vitamin D levels are too low, your body will strip calcium from your bones and teeth making them weak and brittle. Always naturally boost your Vitamin D to keep a healthy smile. If you need more information, give us a call!
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