Best Vitamins if You Want Strong Teeth

The Best Vitamins if You Want Strong Teeth

While genetics can play a role in your dental health, there is much that you can control, including your daily habits and what you eat. Both vitamins and minerals are essential ingredients for the health of your body—and the strength of your teeth. Let’s look at the best vitamins for strong teeth that you can incorporate into your diet today.

Calcium

Calcium is one of the most essential minerals for strong teeth, gums, and bones. In addition, calcium helps to strengthen and harden both your tooth enamel and your jawbone. You can find calcium in the following foods:

  • Broccoli
  • Spinach
  • Salmon
  • Sardines
  • Milk 
  • Cheese
  • Yogurt
  • Almonds
  • And more!

Vitamin D

Vitamin D assists with your body’s absorption of calcium in order to maintain strong and healthy bones and teeth. You’ll find the following foods rich in vitamin D: 

  • Milk
  • Tuna
  • Portobello mushrooms
  • Salmon
  • Fortified soy, rice beverages, orange juice, and cereal
  • And more!

Potassium

Potassium also works to improve and preserve your bone and tooth density. This mineral also partners with magnesium in order to prevent your blood from becoming too acidic, which can reduce your calcium intake over time. Foods that contain higher amounts of potassium include the following:

  • Bananas
  • Tomatoes
  • Lima beans
  • Swiss chard
  • Avocados
  • Sweet potatoes
  • Prunes
  • And more!

Phosphorous

Phosphorous is another naturally occurring mineral that helps to keep your teeth strong and healthy. Add the following foods to your diet to maintain proper levels of phosphorous in your body:

  • Seafood
  • Sardines
  • Scallops
  • Shrimp
  • Tuna
  • Cod
  • Salmon
  • Lentils
  • Pumpkin seeds
  • Soybeans
  • Cheese
  • Beef
  • Pork
  • And more!

Vitamin K2

Vitamin K2 is essential for preventing the breakdown of bone in your body, including your teeth. In essence, it helps provide a layer of protection. Eat the following foods that are rich in vitamin K2:

  • Leafy greens
  • Collard greens
  • Kale
  • Spinach
  • Parsley
  • Broccoli
  • Brussel sprouts
  • Cheese
  • And more!

Vitamin C

Vitamin C provides a bonus for your oral health by strengthening your gums and soft tissue in your mouth. It can also help protect against gingivitis (gum disease) and prevent loosening of teeth. You’ll find vitamin C in the following foods:

  • Oranges
  • Grapefruit
  • Lemon
  • Lime
  • Potatoes
  • Leafy greens
  • And more!

Magnesium

The presence of magnesium is also essential for proper tooth structure and to maintain hard enamel in order to resist tooth decay. In fact, calcium and magnesium work together. So, the more calcium you intake, the more magnesium you’ll need as well. We suggest the following foods to maintain your magnesium levels:

  • Fish/salmon/tuna – 3‒4 times/week
  • Dark, leafy vegetables – collard greens, kale, baby spinach
  • Nuts and seeds – Try 2 tablespoons of pumpkin seeds.
  • Bananas
  • And more!

Vitamin A

Vitamin A works to keep your mucous membranes healthy in order to prevent conditions such as dry mouth, which can cause many dental issues. These foods are great sources of vitamin A:

  • Egg yolks
  • Fish
  • Liver
  • Orange-colored fruits and vegetables: cantaloupe, apricots, pumpkin, carrots, sweet potatoes
  • Leafy greens: kale, collard greens, spinach
  • And more!

What about Vitamin Supplements?

Although it is preferred to get your vitamin intake through its natural occurrence in food, you do have another option available. If you are not able to include enough foods in your diet that include these vitamins, consider taking biologically active vitamin supplements (without fillers).

 

Now You Know All of the Minerals and Vitamins You Need for Strong Teeth

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