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Dental Fact Friday: The Sun And Your Teeth

June 27, 2014

Dental Fact Friday: The Sun And Your Teeth

Research has shown that Vitamin D also known as the “Sunshine Vitamin” is effective in preventing tooth decay. Vitamin D produces anti-bacterial proteins which fight bacteria that causes dental caries. Vitamin D is also essential in absorption of Calcium which is needed to strengthen the teeth and bones. 

Spending as little as 10-15 minutes in the sun can be just enough! Vitamin D is also rich in foods such as fish, milk or yogurt fortified with vitamin D, egg yolks, mushrooms and cheese.

So the next time you are out in the Sun, smile and remember that you are fighting against tooth decay! For more information on how Vitamin D impacts your dental health, head over to Vitamin D Council. Schedule an appointment at Farhoumand Dental to have your dental health assessed and improved!