Use of Vitamin D for Preventing Dental Decay

Use of Vitamin D for Preventing Dental DecayVitamin D, a crucial nutrient for strengthening bones, has now been linked to dental cavity prevention. In a recent study, researchers reviewed 24 clinical trials involving about 3,000 children. The researchers found that about half of cavities may be preventable with vitamin D.

More on the Study Findings

While previous studies differed in their findings about the value of vitamin D for teeth, this large review offers the conclusion that teeth do indeed benefit from this nutrient. The clinical trials involving vitamin D and teeth used a variety of vitamin D sources, including cod liver oil and sunlight exposure. Children who were deficient in vitamin D not only had more cavities but also had bad or late eruption of teeth.

Importance of the Connection

Cavities are becoming more common as vitamin D levels are dropping, so this connection may be invaluable for keeping teeth healthy. Even if this connection were only a coincidence, there is virtually no risk in taking care to get plenty of vitamin D. Several foods are good sources of vitamin D, including salmon, tuna, beef liver, eggs, and fortified milk. Vitamin D can also be made by the body from sunlight exposure and is available as a standalone supplement or in cod liver oil.

Untreated tooth decay can lead to serious infections and tooth loss. Even when treatment is pursued, patients may be faced with fillings, root canal therapy, or extraction. Patients can schedule a consultation with our dentist to learn more about how teeth benefit from getting enough vitamin D.

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