Vitamin D Linked to Lower Rates of Tooth Decay

ScienceDaily (Nov. 27, 2012) — A new review of existing studies points toward a potential role for vitamin D in helping to prevent dental caries, or tooth decay.

The review, published in the December issue of Nutrition Reviews, encompassed 24 controlled clinical trials, spanning the 1920s to the 1980s, on approximately 3,000 children in several countries. These trials showed that vitamin D was associated with an approximately 50 percent reduction in the incidence of tooth decay.
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2 Responses to Vitamin D Linked to Lower Rates of Tooth Decay

  1. micherisc says:

    I recently read an article that had mentioned that bacteria was not the cause of tooth decay but more so the lack of trace minerals in the diet and the remineralizaton of teeth. I can see how vitamin D would be a good supliment to take. Along with not eating processed foods and regular visits to the dentist, we could tooth decay against the ropes.

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