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Vitamins and Minerals That Will Help Your Smile

May 27, 2014

nutritionYou already know how important vitamins and minerals are for your health, but if we asked you which vitamins and minerals specifically benefit your smile, would you be able to name any?

In today’s blog post, we want to help you identify those vitamins and minerals that can help you enjoy both oral and overall wellbeing.

A short list of vitamins and minerals that are good for your smile would look like this:

  • Calcium
  • Iron
  • Vitamin B2, B3, and B12
  • Vitamin D

You can, of course, get all of these some a simple multivitamin, but it’s just as important that you get them through a balanced, nutritious diet.

Dairy items like milk, cheese, and yogurt all contain calcium, which can help you build strong teeth and protect your smile from gum disease. These same foods are also high in vitamin B12, which can make you less vulnerable to developing mouth sores. Meanwhile, foods like sweet potatoes, raw red peppers, and citrus fruits are an excellent source for vitamin C. This vitamin helps provides patients with excellent protection for their gums.

Now that you’re away of which vitamins and minerals are good for your smile, how can you make sure that you’re getting what your body needs? By sticking to a diet high in fruits, vegetables, dairy, and protein. We also recommend following a good brushing and flossing routine, and coming to Robison Dental Group at least twice a year for checkups and cleanings.

Do you have questions about how vitamins and minerals can help your smile? Call our Canton dental office for an appointment. We serve patients from MichiganAnn ArborNorthvilleWestland, and Plymouth.

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