Most of us want to keep a bright radiant smile as we age. However, many of us don’t know what to do to make this possible aside from brushing, flossing, and seeing your Libertyville, IL dentist regularly. Luckily, most of us need not look any further than changing our diets to include more calcium and vitamin D to make proactive moves towards keeping our smile.

The Vitamin Connection

Believe it or not, calcium and vitamin D can help you build and maintain strong healthy teeth. As a study by the American Society for Bone and Mineral Research demonstrates, taking calcium and vitamin D supplements reduces bone loss (and as a result tooth loss) by a chance of about 40%, replacing the nutrients lost as we age, when done in conjunction with daily oral hygiene habits that become even more important as we age and may need to take medications that can cause dry mouth and affect the health of our teeth as side effects.

Dr. Ala Dean Attar of Attar Dental cares about his patients and wants them to have all the tools they need to maintain good dental health. For any questions about supplements, oral health care tips for elders, or just a routine cleaning, give your Libertyville, IL dentist a call!

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