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Your Teeth Want You to Get Some Sun, and Here's Why

Posted on 6/30/2017 by Adam Bartlett
A collection of vitamin d pills.
Getting some sun sounds lovely, especially after the chilly days that winter hit people with this year. However, many people do not realize the dental benefits of going out and getting some sun.

If your dentist were to tell you to make sure you spent 10-15 minutes outside per day, you would likely be confused as to why. The funny thing is, that is exactly what many dentists are doing. And they have a very good reason for doing it.

What Benefits Can Your Teeth Get from You Being Out in the Sun?

One of the best natural sources for Vitamin D on the planet is natural sunlight. You can get a lot of Vitamin D in a very short period of time on a sunny day. Your teeth want you to always have plenty of Vitamin D on hand, but do you know why?

Without Vitamin D, calcium just passes through your body doing very little good. Your body gets a little benefit from you consuming it, but not much. It takes Vitamin D for the calcium to get to work strengthening your bones, and, you guessed it, your teeth.

If you don't get enough Vitamin D, the calcium is not going to be able to help your teeth and bones remain strong, and you could begin suffering issues like tooth loss, bone loss, and even osteoporosis.

By simply spending a short bit of time outside each day, you give your body the ability to get strong, and stay that way. That can help your teeth remain strong, and fight back when issues like a little acid comes in contact with your teeth.

By making sure you get a lot of calcium and Vitamin D, your teeth get to stay strong and healthy, and keep you that way, too.

Please contact our office if you have any questions about your oral health.

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