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Are You Getting Your Dose Of D?

Published on March 25, 2022

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Most Tampa people know that Vitamin D is important for healthy teeth and bones.

But many of us fail to get adequate amounts.

Today’s message is a friendly reminder to our friends and patients—especially expectant mothers—about the importance of Vitamin D.

Here is a sampling of Vitamin D findings:

“Several recent reports demonstrate a significant association between periodontal health and the intake of Vitamin D.” 1

“Researchers who took a second look at a series of clinical trials conducted on 2,000 children in several countries between the 1920s and 1980s determined Vitamin D — which we often garner from sunlight — was associated with around a 50 percent reduction in the incidence of tooth decay.”2

“Inadequate Vitamin D levels in pregnant women may be associated with dental caries in their children during the first year of life.”3

“The sun is an excellent source of Vitamin D, but it is hard to quantify how much Vitamin D you get from time in the sun and the risk of skin cancer may outweigh the benefits. Food first, says Baylor College of Medicine dietitian Keli Hawthorne. “Supplements can fill in the gaps but it is always better to try to meet your nutritional needs with foods that contain fiber, phytonutrients, and so much more,” Unless you enjoy a diet that includes fatty fish or fish liver oils, it may be hard to get enough Vitamin D naturally without eating fortified foods or taking a supplement. “The major dietary source of Vitamin D comes from fortified diary, along with some yogurts and cereals,” Hawthorne says. Mushrooms, eggs, cheese, and beef liver contain small amounts.” 4

I’m Richard Kernagis of Kernagis Dental Excellence in Tampa. I encourage all of my patients to practice preventative medicine by eating a healthy diet complete with all vital nutrients.

At Kernagis Dental Excellence, we offer the full complement of pediatric dental services in our kid-friendly office.

Ask us about dental implants, sedation dentistry, or Lumineers.

We are currently accepting new patients at Kernagis Dental Excellence. My comfortable team of dental professionals would love to serve your children and adolescents.

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1 SH Stein, DA Tipton, “Vitamin D and its impact on oral health–an update., Spring 2011, PubMed.gov NIH,” http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21748977, accessed on June 23, 2014
2 1University of Washington, “Vitamin D linked to lower rates of tooth decay,” ScienceDaily, November 27, 2012, www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/11/121127130321.htm, accessed on June 23, 2014
3 “Maternal Vitamin D Levels and Early Childhood Caries May be Linked, Researchers Find,”Journal of the American Dental Association, June 1, 2014, http://jada.info/content/145/6/526.3.full, accessed on June 23, 2014
4 “Are You Getting Enough Vitamin D?,” WebMD, 2011, http://www.webmd.com/food-recipes/guide/are-you-getting-enough-vitamin-d?page=2, accessed on June 23, 2014

 

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2001 W Busch Blvd Ste C
Tampa, Florida
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Lithia, FL 33547
813-571-5555

5486 Lithia Pinecrest Rd
Lithia, FL 33547
813-571-5555

 

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