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 have enough calcium and vitamin D in your diet, your teeth will be more resistant to tooth decay. However, if you decide to use milk to get your vitamin D, please remember to brush and floss. Drinking milk can expose you’re your teeth to sugar, which could cause tooth decay.
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.
Also—as mentioned before—calcium also strengthens bones, and while your teeth may not be bone, your jaw is. This means that by taking calcium, your jaw will be strengthened and your teeth will be better supported.
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