Vitamins to Support Oral Health

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As important it is to brush your teeth properly and floss regularly, sometimes you teeth need help from the outside in. Including the right vitamins in your diet, and taking a supplement as needed.

Calcium is essential for strong teeth as well as bones. Calcium can be found in milk, fortified orange juice, yogurt, broccoli, cheese, and other dairy products. Calcium supplements are also available, with different dosages available for your age and teeth.

Vitamin B complex is also essential for the protection of gums and teeth from cracking and bleeding. Copper, zinc, iodine, iron and potassium are also required for maintaining healthy dental hygiene.

Vitamin C is necessary to form and maintain bones, blood vessels, skin, scar tissue, tendons, and ligaments, as well as for wound healing and the repair and maintenance of cartilage and teeth. Foods with Vitamin C include oranges, red peppers, kale, brussels sprouts, and strawberries.

Vitamin C is also an antioxidant, which limit damage caused by exposure to pollutants and chemicals, as well as reducing risk of inflammatory problems. Tea is also high in antioxidants for a healthier oral cavity, and also contain fluoride, which protects tooth enamel from decay. Green tea also protects the teeth by preventing plaque from adhering to its surface.