Vitamins and oral health

Vitamins and oral health

Maintaining proper oral hygiene is vital for preventing many types of diseases and infections. Complete oral hygiene not only includes taking care of the cleanliness of mouth, but it also the intake of necessary vitamins which assure enhanced oral health.

Vitamins and other minerals are very important to maintain the general health of our body, and this also includes the health of our mouth. Lets take a look at some of the vitamins and their contribution to oral hygiene.

Vitamin A is very effective for the health of the mucous membrane in the mouth. It also helps in formation of tooth tissues and the flow of saliva in the mouth. Vitamin B1 prevents the inflammation of the tongue and also the discoloration of the gums. Vitamin B2 prevents tongue inflammation, inflammation of the mucous membrane and also prevents cheilosis.

Vitamin B3 has the potential to reduce the symptoms of Gingivitis and Vitamin B5 supports in the healing process of oral tissues. Vitamin B6, again, prevents the inflammation of the tongue.

Vitamin C has the natural capability to prevent inflammation of the gums. The insufficiency of vitamin C can, in fact, lead to various other problems, such as having poor formation of collagen and poor wound healing.

Similarly, vitamin D makes the teeth enamel stronger. Vitamin E supports in the process of healing and restoration of damaged oral tissues.

Proper nutrition and the intake of vitamins benefits the dental hygiene of every person. A healthier immune system leads to healthier gums.

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