The Best Supplements To Prevent Tooth Decay

There are different health supplements that are considered a must for stronger and more robust teeth: Our teeth are going through changes constantly due to remineralization from the saliva in the mouth. These minerals are used by the cells in the teeth to fortify and renew themselves. So besides maintaining a regular oral care routine of brushing and flossing daily, you also need to address dental problems from the inside through a healthy diet and fat-soluble vitamins and minerals in the diet. Here are some supplements that are typically recommended for improved oral health and dental healing.

Calcium

Tooth enamel is made of calcium so it is natural that most dentists recommend it as a top supplement for better bones and enamel strength. This mineral helps in the development of bones and supports your teeth. When your body lacks calcium, your jaw bone will start to deteriorate and weaken and it can lead to loosening of teeth, brittle teeth and eventually tooth loss. To boost your teeth’s structural integrity take calcium supplements or consume calcium rich diet such as milk, cheese, broccoli, almonds, or fatty fish like salmon or mackerel.

Vitamin D

Vitamin D helps absorb calcium, without which calcium cannot be absorbed in your body. Therefore people with low vitamin D are more at risk of developing dental caries and periodontal disease. Insufficient vitamin D in your body also leads to inadequate mineralizing of the bone in the jaw can eventually lead to erosion of gums and tooth loss. For the daily recommended intake of Vitamin D spend just 15 minutes in the sun or else get it from sources of Vitamin D including milk, fish, eggs, and cod liver oil.

Vitamin C

Vitamin C gives a boost to our immune system, which ultimately helps in maintaining strong, healthy gums and tooth structure. Vitamin C deficiency can trigger a lot of oral problems, like bleeding gums, and early onset of periodontitis in adults.

Different kinds of citrus fruits such as lemons, oranges, and other fruits such as raspberries, and mangoes; and vegetables (broccoli, potatoes, brussel sprouts, peppers, cabbage kale, and tomatoes) are rich in vitamin C.

Vitamin A

Vitamin A improves saliva production, which helps remove harmful bacteria and food debris from the mouth. This reduces the risk of developing cavities. Healthy mucous membranes protect cheeks and gums from disease too. Pick carrots, leafy green veggies, fish, and egg yolks to boost Vitamin A in your body.

B Vitamins

Inadequate intake of B Vitamins can cause inflammation in the tongue or gums. To get more B Vitamins in your diet, introduce poultry, spinach, almonds, legumes, and dairy products to your diet.

Omega-3 fatty acids

Gum disease can affect teeth structures. And foods that reduce inflammation are effective in preventing gum disease. Omega-3 fatty acids that are commonly found in fish oil and flaxseed are the best anti-inflammatory nutrients available.

Iron

To improve your immune system and reduce your susceptibility to oral infections and gum disease have Iron-rich foods including seafood, eggs, red meats, and breads.

Get Healthy Teeth With These Additions

Magnesium

A vast majority of Americans are magnesium deficient because of lifestyle choices, diet, and our health. Magnesium is absolutely vital for the absorption of calcium. So even if you have calcium but are lacking in magnesium, you may end up with loose teeth. Take Magnesium Calm as an oral magnesium supplement, but when dealing with tooth decay the topical variant is best.

Probiotics

Increase intake of live-fermented foods so that you consume enough gut-healthy flora. Probiotics can help reduce tooth decay and gum disease, with “good bacteria” for a healthy digestive system, while suppressing the odor-producing bacteria in the oral cavity. It can also reduce the risk of gum inflammation and plague formation from microbial growth, while giving your natural immunity a boost against dental ailments.

Potassium

Potassium can help prevent tooth decay and is found in foods like cheese, milk, yogurt, avocados, and bananas.

Zinc

Zinc can help get rid of cavity-causing bacteria. To get enough zinc in your body, include foods like pumpkin seeds, cashews, mushrooms, and red meat in your diet.

At Higley Park Dental, we offer a range of preventative care services. Please contact us on (480) 559-8098 for more information about our dental services and our dental care team.

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