August 11, 2018
……Sunlight better than water fluoridation?
Severe dental caries (cavities) in preschool children are more related to low blood levels of vitamin D rather than lack of use of fluoride toothpaste or fluoridated drinking water. (Fluoride helps harden dental enamel and thus makes teeth resistant to acid-forming bacteria that induce cavities.)
One study reveals children with vitamin D blood levels below 50 nanomole per blood sample are at greater risk for dental decay. It is not surprising to learn vitamin D supplementation during pregnancy is associated with a reduction in dental decay in infants……..