8 Aug 2013

Heatwave ‘good for oral health’

Heatwave ‘good for oral health’
7 August 2013
The current heatwave may be beneficial for oral Health, according to a leading charity.
That’s because Vitamin D, naturally produced by your body when exposed to sunlight, may help prevent tooth decay, tooth loss and gum disease.
Previous research has suggested the ‘sunshine vitamin’ could improve gum Health, and a review of 24 studies spanning 60 years revealed vitamin D could reduce the incidence of tooth decay.
Vitamin D is essential for bone development. Although it can also be found in fish, eggs fortified cereals, dairy products and soy products, it is naturally made by your body when exposed to sunlight hence why it is sometimes called the sunshine vitamin....

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