Most patients know which foods to avoid to keep a healthy smile, however, do you know what vitamins and minerals are good for your teeth? If you answered calcium, you are correct! But there are many more vitamins and minerals you need to keep your mouth and smile looking great. Let’s explore some lesser-known vitamins and minerals and the foods you can eat to make sure you are getting everything you need! Have questions about your oral health? Veranda Dentistry would love to speak with you!
Calcium, Vitamin D, and Phosphorus
You may not know that calcium needs vitamin D and phosphorus to support healthy teeth. Calcium needs phosphorus to help maximize the benefits for strong teeth. In addition, vitamin D regulates the levels of calcium and phosphorus and helps with absorption. We need all three vitamins to maximize their benefits.
Veranda Dentistry has even more information on keeping your mouth healthy.
According to the Mayo Clinic, the body needs vitamin C to form blood vessels, cartilage, muscle and collagen in bones. Vitamin C also plays a major role in the healing process. Vitamin C is especially helpful for people who suffer from gum disease.
A healthy diet isn’t just good for your heart and body, it’s good for your oral health too! We want all our patients to have a happy, healthy smile from the inside out! If it’s been a while since you have seen us, please call Veranda Dentistry, we’d love to see you!
The content of this blog is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of qualified health providers with questions you may have regarding medical conditions.
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Dr. Chad was born and raised in Pleasant Hill, and is honored to be able to provide quality dental care for his friends and neighbors in our small-town community. Dr. Chad earned his undergraduate degree and his DDS from the University of Iowa. Dr. Chad and his wife Sarah have three beautiful children who he loves spending all of his free time with, in addition to being a devout member of his church and staying active in swimming, cycling, and basketball.
TRACEY HUGHES, DDS
Tracey Ray Hughes, DDS was born and raised in Urbandale, Iowa. She received her Bachelor of Science degree from Buena Vista College, obtaining a degree in Biology and Chemistry in 1994. After her undergraduate education, Dr. Tracey went on to receive her dental degree (DDS) from the University of Iowa College of Dentistry in 1998 where she graduated with Omicron Kappa Upsilon honors. Dr. Tracey continued her dental education by completing an advanced education in general dentistry (AEGD) through the University of Iowa, College of Dentistry in 1999.