The market is chock full of supplements these days for everything from muscle building to sleep, but did you know that nutritional supplements also contribute to your oral health even when they’re not tooth-specific vitamins?
Most multivitamins contain several vitamins and minerals to help keep your mouth in prime condition, but let’s break some of them down so you can see how your supplements or planned supplements stack up.
The mineral known and loved for giving us strong bones. Calcium helps with the formulation of enamel. Calcium is further responsible for helping teeth resist cavities and strengthen the jawbone to keep teeth properly aligned. Honorable mentions go to Vitamin D which helps the body properly absorb calcium.
While many folks know of iron’s presence in blood, proper iron intake helps to specifically keep mouth sores and inflammation away from soft tissues like gums and the tongue.
Vitamins A, E, C, and D as well as collagen, zinc, copper, and CoQ10 are all vitamins that aid in keeping the mouth healthy either by helping to prevent and fight off infection or aiding in the healing and restoration of damaged or infected soft tissues.
What to Avoid
Gummy vitamins are all the rage for their ease of use and delicious flavors. However, the sugar in these gummies is no different from the other simple sugars you’ll want to have in moderation for the health of your teeth and body.
Follow gummy vitamins with water or sugar-free gum to help wash away residual sugars that bacteria will use as a fermentation source to create plaque on the tooth’s surface.
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