The most accurate measure of how healthy your teeth are relies on the amount of decay in your teeth and bleeding in your gums. Both of these issues are considered diseases with chronic conditions. Children suffer tooth decay more than adults, and a common sign of this is bleeding in their gums.
Read on to learn how Vitamin D and Calcium are related to each other, your oral health, and how much sun is considered healthy.
Vitamin D And Calcium
Calcium is vital in keeping the bones in your jaw healthy and strong enough to support and hold your teeth in their current position. It is important to note that calcium must have phosphorus to fully maximize the potential to strengthen bones and various other benefits. In addition, children need plenty of phosphorous and calcium for strong teeth as they grow.
Vitamin D, on the other hand, is the vitamin that regulates how the body balances calcium and phosphorus. It is also essential in alleviating gum area swelling as it relates to periodontal disease. Maintaining healthy eating habits is a habit for keeping your teeth healthy. We can give you guidance and resources on which foods are high in Calcium and Vitamin D when you come into our office for your consultation.
How Much Is Sun Too Much?
Did you know that our teeth can get sunburn just like our skin? Like with skin, sun exposure for extended periods can be very detrimental to your mouth, gums, and teeth. The first step is for our dentists to perform an assessment that evaluates your current oral hygiene. Then, when out in the sun, keep a UV Chapstick, and stay hydrated to keep your mouth and teeth from getting sunburned.
Please schedule a consultation and let us help you maintain a healthy body and mouth.