“Vitamin D deficiency is now recognized as a
-Dr Michael F. Holick and Dr Tai C Chen, American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, 2008
Vitamin D and your teeth.
Vitamin D, also known as the sunshine vitamin, is essential for promoting calcium and phosphorus absorption, and
for maintaining adequate blood calcium and phosphorus concentrations, which enables
normal mineralization of bones and teeth.
The research of Dr. May Mellanby and
Dr. Weston Price both convincingly demonstrated that vitamin D is central to
the development and mineralization of teeth, and in the prevention and healing
of tooth decay.
Currently, there is an ongoing clinical study rediscovering the link between mother’s prenatal vitamin D status
and their infant’s tooth decay.
Yet today, 50% of the
population is vitamin D deficient. This includes young women, infants and
newborns.This is true even for people
who eat a 'healthy' diet, follow the food pyramid and enjoy organic, local
The current Recommended Daily Intake for vitamin D is 400 IU
per day, which has been described as “woefully inadequate”.
Four tablets of "The
Dental Essentials - Complete" or 5 drops of "The Dental Essentials -
Liquid" provide 1000IU of vitamin D, which is ideal for maintenance of healthy teeth. Intake of 2000IU per day has been clinically demonstrated to promote the arrest and healing of pre-existing cavities. (Do not exceed 1000IU per day for children under 12 months in age).