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Vitamins and Minerals for Good Dental Health – and How to get Them

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Vitamins and Minerals for Good Dental Health

A good diet is great for your body, mind and, yes, even your dental health.

Knowing which vitamins and minerals contribute to good oral care is a great way of reducing the risks of gum disease, sores and decay.

Here are some of the most important vitamins and minerals and how to get them beyond dietary supplements.

Calcium

Everyone knows calcium is good for your bones and teeth, but it’s also great for preventing gum disease.

Sources: dairy products (such as milk, cheese and yogurt), leafy greens (such as kale or spinach), beans

Vitamin A

Vitamin A is great for general tissue health, and also keeping saliva flowing. This helps wash harmful elements from your mouth.

Sources: dairy products (such as milk, cheese and yogurt), liver, oily fish

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