Getting out into the sun is a lot of fun, especially after a cold winter. Your body loves being out in the sun, but most people don't realize that the teeth like it just as much.
When you are out in the sun, you absorb vitamin D. This is important when it comes to keeping your teeth healthy, and keeping your bones strong. If you want strong and healthy teeth, consider spending a little bit of time outside.
Why Your Teeth Enjoy Vitamin DWhen vitamin D enters your body, it activates the calcium you have already taken in through foods and vitamins. This means that the calcium you consumed is then able to go through your body and restore things that are out of place. If you have weak spots in your jawbone, or even in your foot, the calcium can help restore the weakness. The same goes if you have a weak spot in your enamel.
The calcium goes to where the tooth is weak and helps to restore the enamel. This means that your teeth can be stronger against the effects of cavities and it also means that your teeth are less susceptible to fracturing and cracking.
If you want to help your teeth get and stay healthy, then make sure to spend some time out in the sun. While you can get some vitamin D from vitamins, it isn't going to be as effective as pure sunlight can offer. Just make sure when you go out, you put on sun block first.
That way, you get the benefits without getting a sunburn in the process. Talk to your dentist about how you can improve your overall oral health, and the specific benefits of vitamin D on your teeth.
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