Oral Health and Vitamin D for Dental Implants

While fluoride has always topped our lists for dental health, making its presence felt in our everyday toothpaste.

While fluoride has always topped our lists for dental health, making its presence felt in our everyday toothpaste.

It has also on the other hand been proven to have extreme negative effects on teeth, causing ailments like dental Fluorosis. Recent reports on the other hand have re-affirmed that benefits of Vitamin D in protecting against tooth decay far exceed that of fluoride without actually having any of the negative effects of fluoride.

As reported by the Vitamin D Council:

“There were also several studies reported on vitamin D and dental hospitals caries in the 1920s and 1930s. May Mellanby and coworkers in Sheffield, England, did studies on the role of vitamin D on teeth in the 1920s. The first experiments were with dogs, where it was found that vitamin D stimulated the calcification of teeth. Subsequently, they studied the effect of vitamin D on dental caries in children, finding a beneficial effect.”

Studies suggest that Vitamin D helps in Calcium metabolism while also inducing an antimicrobial peptide which guards against oral bacteria that are one of the major causes of tooth decay. Studies even suggest that Vitamin D is a better and safer option than using fluoride to reduce cavities.

According to the Vitamin D Council:

“Use of vitamin D appears to be a better option for reducing dental implants caries than fluoridation of community water supplies, as there are many additional health benefits of vitamin D and a number of adverse effects of water fluoridation such as fluorosis (mottling) of teeth and bones.”

In an article titled ‘Vitamin D is better than Fluoride in Reducing Cavities’, Dr. Mercola suggests that the lack of Vitamin D can not only cause tooth decay but also a host of other gum diseases. He points out the risks that such a deficiency can cause. He states, “… gum disease increases your risk of several other serious diseases, including, pneumonia, lung disease, diabetes and stroke—and vitamin D deficiency has also been linked to an increased risk of all of these conditions! This is a beautiful illustration of the interdependency between seemingly disparate systems within your body.”

Sources of Vitamin D

The best source of Vitamin D is sunlight. Dr. Mercola points out, “getting about 15 to 20 minutes of sun exposure a day, with at least 40 percent of your skin exposed will boost the vitamin levels above 40 ng/ml for many”

Other sources for obtaining Vitamin D from food-stuff are: Cod-liver oil, soya-beans and tofu, fish, eggs, fortified cereals and milk products. Not only are the benefits of Vitamin D related to the above-mentioned points, Vitamin D also helps protect against osteoporosis and even decrease the risks of cancer.

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