You’ve probably heard that what you eat can have a major impact on your oral health. But, did you know that calcium and vitamin D can help your smile? Or the effects that calcium and vitamin D can have on your teeth?
Your initial thought might be that calcium leads to healthy bones—and while this is true, your teeth aren’t technically bones. Instead, they are made of hard and soft tissue, which can be strengthened by vitamins and minerals. In fact, if you get enough calcium and vitamin D, you’ll be less likely to suffer from tooth decay. Similarly, if you have enough calcium, your teeth will be strengthened and less likely to chip or crack.
Vitamin D also helps your gums stay healthy and keeps inflammation down. But vitamin D has another very important role: it helps you absorb calcium. This means that if you manage to get calcium and vitamin D at the same time, you’ll get the full benefits of both.
Again, calcium is useful because it strengthens your bones. While this may not seem overly beneficial for your oral health, your jaw is made of bone. This means that if you strengthen your jaw, your teeth could have be supported better.
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