Beneficial Minerals and Vitamins for Your Teeth

vitamins and minerals for dental healthYour oral health is a big part of your overall health as well. Healthy teeth can mean a healthy heart, can lead to better food choices and can mean a life with less mouth pain. Though everyone knows that brushing and flossing are essential to the health of your mouth, there are other ways you can help to boost your overall dental health with the right vitamin and mineral combinations.

What Mineral is Good for Teeth?

Knowing what minerals to take or to increase in your diet is just one way to promote better dental care and better overall dental health.

Calcium is one mineral that is essential to the health of our teeth. Calcium not only works to help strengthen teeth that are growing, but it also helps to strengthen the bone of your jaw, can help to rebuild and repair teeth, can help make sure that teeth are strong, and can help to improve your overall dental health immensely. You can get calcium in cheese, milk, yogurt, beans, or a supplement if you prefer.

Another mineral that is essential for teeth is iron. Iron can help prevent tongue inflammation and mouth sores can help to transport oxygen to the mouth and other parts of your body and can help to keep infections and bacteria at a low level. Iron is also important in blood production and blood is essential to keep your body healthy. Proper blood flow to the mouth can help to keep teeth healthy and feeling great. Zinc is also a great mineral. It can help to prevent the growth of bacteria and build-up of plaque in the mouth.

What Vitamin is Good for Teeth?

Some vitamins that are great for teeth are things like vitamin A which helps to maintain proper saliva flow and helps to wash away bacteria in the mouth. Vitamin B3 helps your body to convert your food into energy and also helps to prevent oral sores and bad breath. Vitamin C also helps to maintain the health of your teeth. It can help to prevent bleeding gums and loose teeth. On top of all that, vitamin D may also be able to help your body absorb the calcium that is essential for healthy teeth.

If you are experiencing any dental issues, it may be helpful to take a look at your diet and see if you are lacking in any minerals or vitamins that are suggested to help maintain good oral health. You can take a supplement that has most of the vitamins and minerals mentioned here or you can simply try to add more foods to your diet that have these minerals and vitamins in them.

The experienced staff at Banker Dental can help you to get an overall assessment of your dental health and can help you determine if your teeth are healthy or if you need a bit of help. Call today for your consultation or to set up an appointment for your checkup today.

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