Gum Health, new target for vitamin D?
February 12, 2015
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Getting enough vitamin D, either through the diet or from sunlight, could be important for your oral health, according to a new study. It's demonstrated that the higher the levels of vitamin D in volunteers blood, the better their gum health. Among men and women aged 50 and older, those with the lowest vitamin D levels had 25 to 27 more tooth loss than those in the highest range. The findings are important because both gum disease and vitamin D deficeincy are widespead.