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What Vitamins Are The Most Important For Teeth And Gums?

Posted on 11/15/2023 by Weo Admin
close of a hand holding vitaminsYou already know how important brushing and flossing are for your teeth and gums. These two activities are essential if you want to keep your teeth and gums healthy for life. You may not think about how important your teeth and gums are if you aren't using them, but a healthy diet is essential to the health of your mouth. Here are the vitamins and minerals that are essential to healthy teeth and gums.

Calcium And Vitamin D

Calcium is critical to your teeth. When you combine calcium and vitamin D together, you have strong teeth. You also have the ability to repair enamel that was damaged or has worn away due to age. Calcium can even repair tiny holes in your enamel that you may not even notice. You can get calcium and vitamin D in milk and dairy products. If you don't drink or eat products made from cows or goats, you may want to use vitamin drops, gummies, or tablets to get vitamin D and calcium into your diet.

Vitamin C

If calcium and vitamin D are crucial for your teeth, vitamin C is essential for your gums. Vitamin C helps make sure the blood flow to your gums is strong. Because your gums are the support structure for your teeth. If you don't have enough vitamin C in your diet, your gums will be weak. Eventually, they won't support your teeth, and your teeth will loosen and fall out. You can find vitamin C in many fruits and vegetables, such as citrus fruit, tomatoes, and green leafy vegetables.


You may not think of phosphorous, but it is essential to your teeth and gums because phosphorous is found in both places. You can add phosphorous to your diet by eating fatty fish, pumpkin seeds, and soybeans.

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