Vitamin D for Oral Health

A recent study showed the role of vitamin D to reduce the risk of bacterial infection of the gums, so that care 'healthy mouth' can be done easily.

Gill Diamond, from New Jersey Dental School, reveals a recent study on infection and immunity, and suggest that vitamin D can reduce the likelihood of bacterial infection of the gums.

Infections in the mouth due to the presence of bacteria is often called gingivitis (inflammation of the gum tissue) and periodontitis (inflammation of the tissue growth around the teeth). Both of them if not treated immediately will be a major problem in oral health.

In the United States (U.S.) alone, periodontitis affects nearly 50 percent of the U.S. population. This causes them to lose potentially large teeth and heart disease. However, vitamin D has been shown to result in the growth of endogenous antibiotics that kill many bacteria are attached inside the mouth. It is quoted Biotech Monday (09/05/2011).

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Although some food products already contain vitamin D, such as milk and cereals, but most U.S. residents are still experiencing shortages of vitamin D. Naturally, the real vitamin D contained in fish such as catfish or salmon, and eggs as well as b ultraviolet rays from the sun.

In general, they are deficient in vitamin D are those who regularly spend time working in a room without sunlight, eat unhealthy foods, and consumption of vitamin D is not regular.

Many of the benefits of vitamin D for the human body, especially to maintain oral health. This vitamin also facilitates the growth and maintenance of bones and reduce inflammation. Besides vitamin D, can strengthen the human immune system as a whole, so as to fight various infections and diseases.

Even the doctors are conducting a special study of vitamin D that have the potential to be made into certain cancer-fighting drugs.

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