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Vitamins and Minerals Your Teeth and Gums Need

Vitamins and Minerals Your Teeth and Gums Need

Posted by SILVER SUMMIT DENTAL on Apr 12 2023, 07:59 AM

Vitamins and minerals are essential nutrients that your body needs to prevent various diseases. Vitamins and minerals also help your body to heal faster, build strong bones, prevent infections, protect your heart, brain, and other organs, and promote normal functioning of the body.

Your teeth and gums are made mostly of calcium, but they also need to have vitamins and minerals from the foods you eat every day in order to stay healthy. Just like the rest of your body, if they aren’t getting what they need to function properly and remain strong, they will start to show signs of wear and tear. Here are some vitamins and minerals that you should be focusing on to get your teeth and gums the nutrition they need to stay in great shape for years to come.


Without enough calcium in your diet, your bones will start to lose density and weaken. The same is true for your jawbones and teeth, which is why you need to make sure they are getting the calcium they need to remain healthy and strong. Foods like leafy greens, cheese, milk, and yogurt are great sources of calcium. You can also take supplements if you are not getting enough through your diet alone.


Your body needs magnesium to help it absorb minerals like calcium into your bones and teeth. It also helps strengthen your gums, so if you have any symptoms of gum disease, more magnesium can help treat those symptoms and prevent further complications. You can find it in foods like nuts, seeds, and fish.

Vitamin C

This vitamin helps your body produce collagen, which is the substance that makes up the connective tissue in your oral tissues. It helps build and repair tissue in your mouth when things like gum disease cause damage.

Vitamin D

This helps your bodies absorb the calcium it needs to build and strengthen the bones that support your teeth. Without it, your teeth will begin to shift and become loose over time. You can get this vitamin from sunlight as well, but you will need to have your skin exposed for about 20 minutes a day in order to get what you need this way. You can also get it from fatty fish or eggs.

Vitamin K

This vitamin helps keep your blood vessels healthy, which helps deliver nutrients to your gum tissue. It can help prevent gingivitis.

Schedule an appointment with us at Silver Summit Dental by calling us at (801) 542-0998 or visiting our office at 5734 13400 S, Herriman, UT, 84096. 

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