The body ages naturally, and you will experience physical and emotional changes along the way.
It is not a surprise that as we age, your teeth and gums will also change. As with your overall oral health, when you maintain a balanced diet and supplement it with key vitamins and a healthy life-style your smile and teeth can definitely be kept for as long as possible.
Starting with A
Vitamin A is responsible for supporting vision and the development of healthy gums and teeth. Besides, it contains beta-carotene which is an antioxidant. What is all the hype about antioxidants? They support the body to eliminate free radicals, those pesky chemicals found everywhere that speed up aging. You can add some vegetables with dark green leaves to your salad to infuse it with Vitamin A.
Citrus Party – Vitamin C
Sometimes it is easy to forget about the incredible benefits that vitamin C offers. It has a key role in maintaining healthy connective tissues, promoting strong teeth and gum tissue and also aids in the absorption of iron in the body. Vitamin C or absorbic acid is water-soluble, which means that it dissolves in water and if there is an excess of it in the body, it will be washed out. You cannot go wrong by adding more Vitamin C to your diet by having a piece of melon, enjoying citrus fruits and adding tomatoes to your favorite recipes.
Enjoy the Sun – Vitamin D
Your body naturally creates Vitamin D after exposure to sunlight. This vitamin encourages the absorption of calcium and also supports the regulation calcium and phosphorous levels in blood. Vitamin D is generally added to milk and formulas for children since they need it to develop health bones and teeth. In order to boost your diet with Vitamin D you can eat fatty fish, egg yolks and fortified dairy products.
Healthy Bones – Calcium
Our bones are made of calcium and it is known that as we age calcium deposits gets depleted, the intake of this mineral is crucial in both the development and the maintenance of both teeth and bones. It is easy to add a dose of calcium to your daily meals just have some broccoli, peas and cheese and you are ready to go.
By: Prisma Dental
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