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effect of vitamins and minerals on teeth
How can Vitamins and Minerals affect my Teeth?

Your teeth are the most affected by Vitamins and Minerals absorbed into the body. Differing from what you eat or drink, you can improve or damage the health of your teeth. An adequate, healthy diet is vital for solid teeth and gums. It is essential to recognize the role of Vitamins and Minerals when it comes to your oral health!

Try to avoid a diet that lacks nutrients and minerals. You need a diet that provides excellent oral health for your teeth and gums. A poor diet increases the risks of gum disease and other types of infections.

There is a variety of foods and drinks that can weaken your teeth. Sweet and starchy foods boost acid production in the mouth, which can then start the corrosion of your teeth.

It’s time you begin to have a healthier eating plan! Make sure to include in your diet the following vitamins and minerals.

Here are a few vitamins and minerals to focus on, specifically:



Though your teeth are incorporated with enamel, it still is distinct from the bone. Calcium aids to improve enamel. In addition, calcium helps to create the jawbone to give support to your teeth.

What can I eat to obtain calcium?

Consuming milk, cheese, yogurt, and leafy green veggies like broccoli, cabbage, and kale. You can also consume beans, nuts, and soft-boned fish like salmon and sardines for an alternative.

Another substitute for those who are on a vegan diet is soy-based products like soy milk and tofu.



Potassium prevents bone loss by neutralizing your pH. Neutral ph means when your blood turns acidic means that your ph is acidic, which leads to changes in composition and potentially lost teeth. Potassium is a mineral that supports the improvement of strength and form of bone mineral density.


What can I eat to obtain Potassium?

Bananas are the most common supplier of Potassium, but you also may find Potassium in tomatoes, avocados, prunes, sweet potatoes, and Swiss chard.



Calcium and Phosphorus is a mineral that aids each other to build strong bones and teeth strengthening. Phosphorus composes the majority of the inside of your teeth.


What can I eat to obtain Phosphorus?

Various foods contain Phosphorus, including all varieties of seafood, which provide valuable quantities of this Vitamin. For a green substitute, sources like soybeans, pumpkin seeds, and lentils can have a significant amount of this mineral.

Vitamin D

Ensuring you have absorbed calcium into your bones and teeth it is essential to consume a healthy percentage of vitamin D.  Vitamin D is the main factor influencing the amount of calcium your body can take. For instance, if your body lacks this Vitamin, your body begins to remove calcium deposits from your bones and teeth, which leads to weak systems.


What can I eat to obtain Vitamin D?

Vitamin D can be obtained by sunlight, dairy products, fatty fish such as tuna, salmon, mackerel. You can find Vitamin D on portobello mushrooms, leafy greens, cereals, and vitamin D supplements for a plant-based diet.


Vitamin A

Vitamin A stimulates healthy soft tissue and mucous membrane production. It also helps to prevent dry mouth and boosting quicker healing.


What can I eat to obtain Vitamin A?

you can get vitamin A from leafy greens, orange-coloured fruits, fish, egg yolks, and liver. 


Vitamin C

Vitamin C is responsible for promoting soft tissue healing and can help prevent gingivitis and inflammations. It also strengthens your teeth and their roots by keeping them in place and can give you healthy gums.


What can I eat to obtain Vitamin C?

Citrus fruits like oranges, grapefruits, and lemons are the most common source of vitamin C and potatoes. Yet, vitamin C can also be found in leafy greens such as broccoli, cauliflower, brussels sprouts.

Vitamin K


Vitamin K shields bones by generating a bone reinforcing protein.


What can I eat to obtain Vitamin K?

You can consume mainly greens such as spinach, kale, collards, parsley, broccoli, and Brussels sprouts to shield your jaw bone.


Vitamins B12

Vitamin B12 reinforces and protects your mouth by fighting against any infections to avoid the growth of mouth lesions.


What can I eat to obtain Vitamin B12?

Consuming all variety of meats and dairy comprise significant quantities of Vitamin B12. For those with a plant-based diet, you can also find Vitamin B12 in almonds and greens such as spinach and kale.

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