A balanced diet ensures that your body obtains all the necessary vitamins and minerals required for optimal growth and development. Not getting nutrients like calcium and vitamin D predisposes you to an increased risk of tooth loss, especially when we age. Fortunately, we at Dr. Caceres’s practice recently read a robust study done by the American Society for Bone and Mineral Research, which shows that older adults that take these as supplements can reduce their chances of tooth loss by 40%.
Why You Need Calcium and Vitamin D
According to Dr. Mark Caceres, dietary intake of calcium and vitamin D rich foods such as fish, dairy products, and vegetables easily meet the minimum recommended dietary allowance. Nevertheless, if you have some allergies or intolerances to these foods, calcium and vitamin D supplements can help in reducing oral sites bone mass loss and help you keep your smile intact.
Past studies show vitamin D helps in the absorption of calcium in reducing gum diseases. This means you may want to supplement them together for max effectiveness.
Your Marietta, GA dental steam still wants you to know that it’s still most important for senior adults to continue brushing and flossing regularly besides taking their dietary supplements, as good daily hygiene remains the cornerstone of oral health. Many medications you take can dry out the mouth, making it harder for your natural saliva to wash away plaque as effectively. If you have any questions about maintaining good daily hygiene or if you may need to supplement your diet, make sure to give our office a call or come in for a consultation today.