Vitamin D For Healthy Teeth

Vitamin D For Teeth

Vitamin D is a nutrient essential for the development of strong bones and healthy skin. Exposure to the sun allows the body to produce this vitamin internally: it can also be ingested as a supplement.

Aside from its benefits to the bones, a recent study shows that Vitamin D may also reduce incidence of tooth decay.

A professor from the University of Washington re-examined results from clinical trials conducted between the 1920s and 1980s involving 2000 children aged 2-16. The study showed that Vitamin D was associated with a reduced incidence of tooth decay among children who had increased levels of Vitamin D.

This result, however, is open for debate and should be taken with caution, according to Dr Philippe Hujoel. Read more about it in this American Dental Association (ADA) article: