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Vitamin D Helps Prevent Tooth Decay
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In the December issue of Nutrition Reviews a study was published which began in the 1920s and ended in the 1980s. Encompassing 24 controlled clinical trials and involving 3,000 children between the ages of 2 and 16, with the mean age of 10, the study seems to point out that Vitamin D helped in the reduction of tooth decay in approximately 50 percent of the cases. This study is now being reevaluated because of the debate in the medical community over the validity of the hypothesis that Vitamin D has the ability to help reduce caries. The American Dental Association still considers this hypothesis as “unresolved”.

Dr Philippe Hujoel of the University of Washington has reviewed the study’s trials and summarized its findings to see how true and conclusively backed the conclusion of the study was when it reached its finish line in the 1980s. He concluded that the findings were correct. His conclusion was also corroborated by Dr. Michael Hollick of Boston University Medical Center. This study is also supported by the current trends that have concerned public health officials in many populations over recent years. This trend is that the amount of vitamin D levels in populations of young children has been decreasing while dental caries have been increasing. Even though no correlation has been determined to be the answer to this trend, the study may be the answer to why dental caries have increased in young children.

As this debate continues top dentists recommend that mothers make sure their children get enough Vitamin D in their diets regardless. This is also a recommendation that dentists and doctors make to pregnant women. Vitamin D is known to help teeth and bones mineralize much better in infants and young children. So even though this study is still under debate to the medical and dental community about its effects on dental caries and tooth decay, Vitamin D does significantly help in the development of bones and teeth in our young.

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  • http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/releases/253298.php


Posted  December 6, 2012
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