The Dental Vitamins Trend

Posted by AESTHETIC DENTISTRY on Feb 1 2021, 01:47 AM

The Dental Vitamins Trend

We use vitamins for all sorts of things these days. To improve our eye health, to grow longer hair and nails, and to help strengthen our immune system, especially in this day and age. But one new category of vitamins is growing in popularity, leaving many wondering if they really need it.

Dental vitamins are popping up seemingly everywhere, some promising stronger, healthier teeth and gums. But can you really strengthen your teeth with a vitamin? Here’s what you should know about taking dental vitamins.

Popular dental vitamins that have appeared online make some pretty big promises, but it’s unclear whether or not they deliver on those promises. For starters, they claim that they can strengthen teeth. In order to do that, they’d need to contain calcium, vitamin c, vitamin a, vitamin k, and phosphorous - or any combination of those vitamins and minerals. Many of the vitamins available do not contain these essentials, so be careful when selecting them.

Furthermore, dental vitamins claim to contain vitamins for gum health, such as burdock, dandelion, and ginger.  The best way to improve health isn’t to ingest vitamins from plants but to brush and especially floss daily. This keeps your gums free of debris and keeps dangerous plaque bacteria from infecting them.

While these vitamins and minerals probably won’t hurt, they come at a steep price - one that isn’t necessary for good oral health.  

If you are interested in beginning a dental health vitamin regimen, the first step is to speak to your doctor. You’ll want to make sure that any vitamins you are taking don’t interfere with any prescription medications you may already be taking, or any medical conditions you may already have.

Next, speak to Dr. Abelar about the vitamins and make sure they contain vitamins that will actually benefit you.  There’s no point spending upwards of $70 a bottle on vitamins that won’t be effective at doing what they’ve promised to do.

Finally, don’t consider vitamins a miracle cure or fix. Even with vitamins, you will still need regular dental exams, cleanings, and to regularly maintain your teeth by brushing twice a day and flossing at least once per day.

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