Monday, September 20, 2010

Vitamin D Helps Teeth

New research shows calcium and vitamin D supplementation may help improve periodontal health, including the bone that contain the tooth sockets and anchor teeth to the jaw. Published online , the study collected data from patients enrolled in maintenance programs from two dental clinics.

Of the 51 patients, 23 were taking calcium (at least 1,000 mg/d) and vitamin D (at least 400 IU/d) supplements, while 28 were not; all patients had some form of tooth detachment. The researchers evaluated mandibular-posterior teeth, gingival index, plaque index, probing depth, attachment loss, bleeding upon probing, calculus index and furcation involvement. They also assessed alveolar bone health using posterior bitewing radiographs.

Based on their analysis of the data collected at baseline, six and 12 months, the researchers concluded calcium and vitamin D supplementation (up to 1000 IU daily) had a modest positive effect on periodontal health, although consistent dental care improves clinical parameters of periodontal disease regardless of these supplements. However, they further noted the findings support the possibility that vitamin D may positively impact periodontal health, but this hypothesis should be confirmed by randomized clinical trials on the effects of vitamin D on periodontitis.

5 comments:

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Rockon said...

That's Great point. Thanks for this information....

Kristen said...

Thanks for sharing! Actually, my dentist (Rock Hill area) told me to take Vitamin D supplements to help keep my teeth healthy. My cousin who's also a dentist (Tega Cay area) told me the same thing. I didn't ask them how can vitamin D help my teeth. Good thing I found this post.

John Moran said...

It's such an interesting post. I really like it. You shared a really good information a healthy smile is an important part of overall health. Thank you and keep sharing.

Michigan Dentist

Fawad Tariq said...

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