How Vitamins and Minerals Affect Your Teeth?

How Vitamins and Minerals Affect Your Teeth?

Posted by S V DENTAL on Jan 4 2022, 09:43 AM

How Vitamins and Minerals Affect Your Teeth?

When it comes to oral health, we are aware that practicing an excellent oral routine regularly is critical. But at the same time, other factors can influence it as well. Even if you are a person who has a good oral routine, It is also essential to take vitamin and mineral supplements for your gums and teeth. Are you sure that is enough?

We can take vitamins and minerals in forms like supplements or foods you can include in your regular diet. Here are a few minerals and vitamins that are generally essential and what kind of food contains them.



Calcium plays a vital role in strengthening your teeth as this mineral is a major component of bones. Calcium intake can help you maintain your structure and strength. You can get it from milk, dairy products, soy milk, tofu, veggies, beans, nuts, and soft-boned fish.


Phosphorus is a mineral that aids in protecting and regenerating tooth enamel. It helps you utilize maximum calcium consumption. It is in seafood, poultry, eggs, pumpkin seeds, lentils, soybeans, beef, and pork. 

Potassium and Magnesium

Potassium and magnesium aid in regulating blood acidity levels. Increased blood acidity levels can remove the calcium from our teeth and jawbones, weakening them. They are in bananas, avocados, prunes,  lima beans, tomatoes, Swiss chard, potatoes, and sweet potatoes.


Vitamin A

It can help our body absorb calcium and sustains mucous membranes that protect our teeth. It can also help in reducing dry mouth and bad breath. It is in fish, egg yolk, liver, kale, spinach, collard greens, oranges, pumpkin, cantaloupe, and sweet potatoes.

Vitamin C

It can protect our gums by strengthening the soft tissues surrounding them. It also protects our teeth from early-stage gum disease, gingivitis, and loosening. It is found in citrus fruit, leafy greens, and potato. 

Vitamin D 

It can boost bone mineral density and absorb calcium. Its deficiencies can lead to many oral diseases. Fatty fish, canned tuna, portobello mushrooms, milk, orange juice, and cereal have rich Vitamin D.

Vitamin K2

It can block a substance that breaks down the bone. It’s a protein that can move calcium from soft tissue and the bloodstream into the teeth. It also stimulates dentin layer growth and increases the healing process. Leafy greens are primarily rich in Vitamin K2.


For more tips, contact Silicon Valley Dental Care, General & Cosmetic Dentistry at (408) 224-1333. Also, visit us at 5595 Winfield Boulevard, Suite 210, San Jose, CA 95123.

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