Tuesday, 2 March 2021

ARE YOU GETTING ENOUGH VITAMIN D???

                Vitamins are an essential part of our health. They are the fuel that keeps our bodies functioning at peak levels.

         Every vitamin is important however, vitamin D is especially important for our oral health as it aids in the absorption of calcium and phosphorous which helps to rebuild our teeth from the inside.
                            

          Calcium not only makes up and fortifies our bones and teeth but is needed to facilitate every muscle movement we make on chemical level. 
                                   

  Sources of vitamin D:
          There are 2 ways we can absorb vitamin D:
  •     Through the sun
  •     Through the foods we eat
      Vitamin D is often found in pill form and added to dairy products, but stores of vitamin D can also be found in mushrooms, fatty fishes like salmon, canned tuna, mackerel, egg yolks, milk, cheese, orange juice, leafy green veggies, nuts.
                                  

  Impact on oral health:
      Lack of vitamin D leads to dental caries and weak or brittle teeth that easily break, chip & crack.

    In children, severe vitamin D deficiency [VDD] can induce defective tooth mineralization, resulting in dentin and enamel defects.
                                  

    VDD has been associated with higher prevalence of periodontitis and gingival inflammation.

  Vitamin D plays a key role in bone and tooth mineralization and when levels are unregulated it can lead to "Rachitic tooth" which is a defective and hypo mineralized organ highly susceptible to fracture and decay.
                             

OTHER ROLES OF VIT D IN BODY:
  • Modulation of cell growth
  • Neuromuscular function
  • Immune function
  • Reduction of inflammation
Inadequate intake through childhood and into  adolescence will lead to decreased bone density and  mass which will lead to osteoporosis { a disorder where bone becomes porous, brittle and subject to fracture }. 
                               

vitamin D keeps BP low, aids the pancreas in producing insulin and lowers the risk for infections.

CONDITIONS ASSOCIATED WITH LOW VIT D LEVELS:
  • Increased risk of infection
  • Osteoporosis
  • Cancers
  • Allergies
  • Metabolic syndrome
  • Autoimmune disease

WHAT VITAMIN D DOES?
    our body creates vitamin D when our skin is exposed to sunlight.
   once created, our body transforms vitamin D into calcitriol{Its active form}.Then circulated throughout the body and function similar to hormones.

WHAT KIND OF VIT D IS BEST:
 
    Recommended form is VITAMIN D3 OR CHOLE-CALCIFEROL.
           
            ADULT: 1000 IU/DAY
            CHILDREN: 400 IU/DAY

         Natural form of vitamin D that your body makes from sunlight.
         Supplements are made from the fat of lamb's wool.

UPTAKING YOUR INTAKE:
     
      Get 30 minutes of natural sunlight  per day. With avoidance of sun exposure many people are becoming vitamin D deficient.
        Make sure to get enough vitamin D in our diet and from supplements.
     vitamin D promotes strong teeth and protect your gums and mouth against bacteria.
          Make sure to pair foods high in vitamin D with those containing a lot of calcium.

   If you wish to take the best care of your teeth possible , make sure you are getting the right mix of nutrients everyday.


  To know more about " VITAMIN D RELATED ORAL HEALTH " contact us @ GUMS AND TEETH LASER AND DENTAL IMPLANT CENTER

         ADDRESS: PERUMBAKKAM MAIN ROAD,
                             MEDAVAKKAM,
                             CHENNAI-100

     LANDMARK: BEHIND MSM FOOD COURT
                               PERUMBAKKAM.

            MAIL ID :  care@gumsandteeth.in

   Also check us out at www.gumsandteeth.in
       
       
    

        

               
 

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