At Greenville Family Dentistry, we want you to hang on to your permanent teeth for a lifetime and if you’ve been supplementing your diet with foods that contain Vitamin D, then you’re more likely to do just that. You are more likely to get your source of vitamin D from drinking milk and exposing yourself to the sun, but how does the vitamin itself protect your teeth?
Studies have shown that vitamin D decreases bone loss and improves tooth retention and that dental cavities or decay can actually increase if vitamin D levels drop. There are three vitamin D super foods: salmon, mackerel, and mushrooms. Other food sources of vitamin D include cod liver oil, tuna canned in water and sardines. For those who don’t like fish, you can get your vitamin D supplement from milk, yogurt, beef, egg yolks and cheese.
For more information about oral health as well as the services we provide at the office, visit www.greenvillefamilydentistrytx.com for more information. To schedule an appointment with Dr. Christopher Emuedue at Greenville Family Dentistry in Greenville, TX, call 903-455-6701.