Do you think vitamins play a big part in preventing tooth decay?
Dentist’s don’t want you to know this because they will lose paying patients
But thankfully there are holistic dentist’s who are willing to go against the norm and provide the ugly truth!
Keep reading to find out which vitamins pack the biggest punch and will help you reclaim your oral health for good!
Vitamin K2 – Also known as activator X
This vitamin plays a massive role in helping calcium being absorbed in the body. Calcium has no direct destination once it enters the body so getting it to the places where it’s needed most is the job of vitamin K2.
The vitamin transports calcium where it’s needed the most. It activates a protein called osteocalcin which helps to repair bone tissue.
Another protein called Matrix GLA is also activated. This protein is responsible for picking up calcium from soft tissues where it doesn’t belong.
It is important there is enough vitamin K2 in your body to help keep calcium levels from rising too much and causing adverse effects.
How To Get More Vitamin K2 Into Your Body
The following is a list of some of the foods containing the most amount of K2:
- natto, fermented soy
- goose liver
- egg yolks
- dark chicken meat
Make sure the meats are high quality and organic if possible and same with the butter. Make sure it is made using cows that have been fed grass.
Vitamin D – The Regulator
This is a well-studied vitamin which has links to oral regulation. Its main job is to take calcium and phosphate from areas where they’re not needed and transport them to vital mineralised bone tissues (including teeth).
Some studies have even correlated the deficiency of vitamin D with an increased risk of dental caries, but ongoing studies are still being carried out to make it 100% a fact.
It’s also been observed that children and adolescents are more vulnerable to clinical manifestations of low vitamin D due to its critical role in tooth and bone formation.
How To Get More Vitamin D Into Your Body?
Egg yolks could be called super foods because of the high density of minerals and nutrients found within them. Consume 2-3 times per day.
Cod liver oil is another potent ingredient that packs a powerful punch. You can get a good amount by eating Atlantic or pacific cod. If your struggling finding these, you can opt to take a supplement which works just as well. Green pastures is our recommendation.
Most importantly, you want to be getting a decent amount of sun exposure every day. Don’t be silly and bake there for hours as you will get sun burnt.
I know some countries like England don’t see much sunshine, In this case we recommend you eat vitamin D rich foods and take supplements to get your daily allowance.
Magnesium – The masterful tactician
Magnesium is the missing link between K2 and D. When you combine all 3 together, powerful stuff will happen in your mouth and the remineralization process will be enhanced tenfold.
Why is this?
Well because magnesium balances calcium’s metabolism and prevents it from hardening in the arteries.
And plus, it’s magnesium that is responsible for forming the hard enamel covering the teeth and not calcium. Studies have established this on many occasions.
More recent studies have linked magnesium deficiency to increased risk of periodontitis, so it’s crucial to get the right levels in your body each day.
How To Get More Magnesium Into Your Body?
Here are some foods you can incorporate into your diet for a magnesium boost:
- Fish – Salmon and tuna are a good option. Try consuming at least 3 times per week
- Dark leafy vegetables – baby spinach, kale and collard greens are great
- Bananas – With 32 grams per portion, bananas are a powerful snack to have
- Nuts & seeds – 2 tablespoons of pumpkin seeds have 96 grams of magnesium, so you better make sure you have this super food stashed in your cupboards.
Boron – A Secret Little Powerhouse
Boron is not well known by most people but it’s critical. Without it, your teeth and bones would never mineralize and just crumble away.
Its main function is to regulate the absorption and metabolism of calcium, magnesium and phosphorous.
The highest concentration of boron is found in dental enamel, bones and parathyroid glands.
How To Get More Boron Into Your Body?
Certain foods contain good amounts of boron and should be part of your daily nutrition:
There are other foods that contain boron, but the ones mentioned above contain the highest concentration.
Boron deficiency may be the most important factor in causing osteoporosis and tooth decay!!
I don’t Need To Brush My Teeth If I’m Taking These Vitamins, Right?
You still need to be brushing your teeth everyday to remove the dirt from the surface and the gum line. Conventional toothpaste is not as effective as we once thought simply because it contains harsh chemicals that do more damage than good.
There has been a recent trend where people have been using essential oil solutions to brush their teeth and gums. It’s not a gimmick because essential oils have been studied intensively over the years and contain various properties ranging from:
- Anti inflammatory
- Anti septic
- Anti bacterial
No wonder people are turning towards these alternatives. One that caught our attention was called Dental Pro 7 because it has 11 essential oils mixed into 1. It’s worth a look and might be the kickstart you need for greater oral health.
4 vitamins must always be in your household. They are Vitamins K2, D, Magnesium and Boron. They play an important part in keeping your teeth mineralized and enamel in tip top condition.
The foods mentioned in this article will help to get your requirement to a certain extent but there is a big chance that optimum levels will not be reached with food alone. For this you are going to have to take supplements.
The good news is there are various shops and online stores selling them so browse around and see what works for you the best.