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The Vitamin D of the Sun Helps Keep Your Mouth Healthy

Posted on 12/19/2022 by Evan
The Vitamin D of the Sun Helps Keep Your Mouth HealthyGetting enough exposure to sunlight is crucial for good oral health. When exposed to sunlight, your body absorbs vitamin D, also referred to as the sunshine vitamin. In fact, about 95% of vitamin D comes from exposure to sunlight. Vitamin D absorbed from the sun protects your teeth against decay, helps in calcium absorption and supports the immune system.

Protects Against Decay

Vitamin D is crucial in protecting your teeth against decay. Several studies have shown the impact vitamin D has on bacteria causing tooth decay. Sufficient vitamin D absorption can reduce the risk of tooth decay by over 50%. This is important because tooth decay poses a great risk to your oral health. In fact, if tooth decay is left untreated, it can advance and cause tooth loss.

Calcium Absorption

Calcium is a very important nutrient for oral health. It helps keep your bones and teeth strong. However, all these benefits of calcium cannot be realized without sufficient vitamin D. Calcium needs sufficient vitamin D to be absorbed completely and properly. Without it, your oral health could be affected. Therefore, getting exposed to sufficient sunlight is crucial for better oral health.

Supports the Immune System

Your immune system will also benefit immensely from vitamin D. Your immune system supports your body's ability to fight diseases and put up a strong protection. This goes a long way in helping your mouth defend itself against various oral infections. However, for better oral health, you are encouraged to maintain good oral hygiene. This is important because sufficient intake of vitamin D alone cannot guarantee good oral health. You should brush your teeth at least twice a day and floss regularly. You should also come in for regular dental checks. Schedule a consultative appointment with us for more information on the importance of vitamin D.
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