Like many of the patients at Creekside Dental, you probably take several supplements. That’s why Dr. Sara Chung, Dr. William McCune, and Dr. John Micaletti think it’s important you stay up to date on the research. According to a recent 5-year study, adding calcium and vitamin D to the mix could help you keep your natural teeth for a lifetime. Seniors in the study who took the two supplements reduced the chance of losing teeth by an amazing 40 percent.
Supplements, Brushing and Flossing
The Buffalo Grove, IL dental team recommend the amount that the participants took, 500 mg of calcium and 700 units of vitamin D. The two work together, with the vitamin enhancing the absorption of calcium.
Brushing and flossing are still the foundation of good oral hygiene. In fact, as you age, they become even more critical. Your Buffalo Grove, IL dentists point out that more than 400 medications cause dry mouth, or producing less saliva. Saliva is nature’s way of cleaning bacteria off your teeth. When you don’t produce enough, plaque builds up, causing decay. By diligently brushing and flossing, you get rid of bacteria and protect your teeth from cavities to make up for it.
Take charge of your health! For more information on supplements and daily hygiene or for your biannual dental appointment, be sure to call your expert and caring Creekside Dental team today.