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Can Vitamins and Minerals Help Your Teeth?

October 25, 2022

Your teeth are one of the many structures directly affected by the vitamins and minerals absorbed by your body. Many people forget that a balanced and healthy diet is essential for strong teeth and gums. There are some foods and liquids that you consume that can strengthen your teeth. Eating the wrong foods contributes to weakening your teeth and causing you to struggle. We have you covered if you are a new patient at the Marco Island dentist's office! We´ll be happy to give you the best suggestions to help you achieve the healthy and beautiful smile you deserve.

Two new patients of a Marco Island Dentist holding an apple with vitamins and minerals

Proper Nutrition Gives Strong Teeth and Gums  

Having proper nutrition will consist of eating well-balanced meals. Consuming the right food will give your body the nutrients it needs for optimal health. If you don´t destroy essential nutrients, your teeth and gums will be affected in many ways. Let´s look at some consequences.  

  • Poor nutrition makes it difficult for your mouth to resist infection.  
  • Increase the risk of gum disease and other disorders.  
  • Sugary and starchy foods increase the weakening of the teeth.  
  • Too much acid causes erosion of your teeth.  

Add These Vitamins and Minerals to Your Dietary  

Calcium: Consuming more calcium is an excellent way to strengthen your teeth. This is a good mineral for your bones and teeth. Calcium will help to strengthen the enamel of your teeth.  

Phosphorus: Phosphorus is a mineral that works with calcium to promote strong bones and teeth. Phosphorus is one of the most abundant minerals in the human body; the central part is in your teeth.  

Potassium: Potassium helps you to prevent bone loss by neutralizing your blood.  

Vitamin A: Helps to prevent dry mouth and promotes faster healing.  

Vitamin C: Helps to prevent gingivitis by promoting healthy gums.  

Vitamin D: This is necessary because the body uses it to absorb calcium from the small intestines to the bloodstream.  

Dentist in Marco Island holding food with vitamins and ready to receive a new patient

New Patients at Our Marco Island Dentist Office Are Always Welcome!  

If you have more concerns about the different foods, drinks, vitamins, and minerals you need for your overall health, primarily for your teeth, ask our dentist, Dr. Abbiati. Schedule an appointment today!

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