For many people, getting enough vitamin D is easy. They spend time outside, take a daily multivitamin, and they drink milk. However, not everyone gets enough vitamin D. If you are one who is prone to cavities or sensitive teeth, then you may need to increase how much vitamin D you get regularly. It is a very important component of healthy teeth.
How to Boost Your Vitamin D Intake
One of the easiest ways of increasing how much vitamin D you get is by going outside. Make sure to wear sunscreen when you go out, but make sure to spend a few minutes outside each day in the sunlight. You naturally get vitamin D from sunlight, so if you tend to only be outside for a minute or two per day while commuting to work, you may need to add a few minutes to your routine. Also, increase how much dairy you eat. This boosts your vitamin D plus your calcium. That helps to ensure that you have the healthiest, strongest teeth possible.
Why You Want a High Vitamin D Intake
If you do not get enough vitamin D, it can mean that your teeth are going to weaken over time. In order for your body to properly use calcium, it needs to bind those calcium particles to vitamin D. When those two particles combine, your body can then add it into weak spots in your bones and enamel. If they do not combine, you do not get the benefits such as stronger bones.
If you are not sure if you are getting enough vitamin D, then call us. Let us look around in your mouth and see if we notice any signs of weak spots. We can look during each cleaning and exam you come to us for, or we can look between appointments if you begin to notice signs of a problem.