Vitamin D aids in the process of calcium absorption which is vital in the development of bones and teeth. Deficiency in vitamin D may result in bone loss and osteoporosis as we age. Vitamin D is produced when the skin is exposed to natural sunlight and is also available in fatty fish, meat and eggs.
Vitamin D also plays a role in reducing inflammation and can often aid in the reduction of gum disease.Poor oral health and periodontal disease can sometimes be linked with low vitamin d levels.
Calcium plays a role in making the jaw bones healthy and strong to hold the teeth in place. However, calcium needs phosphorus to maximise its bone strengthening benefits. Children’s teeth need adequate calcium and phosphorus to form a hard structure during growth.
Vitamin D regulates the body’s balance of calcium and phosphorus and can promote absorption. Vitamin D can also help to decrease inflammation of gums which is associated with periodontal (gum) disease.
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