Supplements for Oral Health
Many individuals choose to take a daily multivitamin in order to guarantee that they’re getting the nutrients they need every day. Though proper nutrition is the best way to receive these vitamins and minerals, supplements are helpful if you find that you’re deficient in a certain nutrient.
Some supplements are directly geared toward oral health, but you can also choose an overall multivitamin that includes these vitamins:
Calcium: Your teeth aren’t bones, but they are rooted in bone. Calcium keeps your jawbone strong, which can prevent tooth loss later in life. So calcium is a necessity to keep your teeth strong, sturdy, and healthy.
Vitamin D: This vitamin is essential for calcium absorption. You can take a Vitamin D supplement or spend an extra 15-20 minutes in the sun in order to get your daily dose.
Vitamin A: Also known as retinol, this vitamin is especially necessary for children whose teeth are still developing. Vitamin A also keeps membranes in the mouth moist.
At Wurzbach Parkway Family Dental, we make our patients’ oral health our number one priority. For more details about how to keep your mouth healthy, contact us today.