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Boost Your Dental Health with Vitamin D

Dental Health Roswell, GA

Brushing and flossing are certainly your best weapons against cavities and gum disease. But did you know that you can support your oral health with your diet too? One of the most influential vitamins towards healthy teeth and gums is Vitamin D. While calcium may get all the attention for keeping your teeth and bones strong, it is Vitamin D that allows calcium to be absorbed and used by the body. Therefore, without Vitamin D, those servings of milk, cheese and other calcium-rich foods that you get your daily diet are stripped of value and rendered useless towards your health.

How Vitamin D Helps Protect Your Teeth

Your teeth are not inanimate objects that need polishing. Your teeth are living functions of your body. Underneath the strong enamel layer of your teeth is a softer dentin layer that contains live cells that the body uses to protect the blood supply and nerves inside your teeth. Keeping that enamel layer strong and healthy is important and it can be accomplished from within, from what your body ingests in terms of vitamins and minerals.

Calcium helps to build the bony structure that makes up tooth enamel. Without Vitamin D, however, calcium can’t be absorbed. In addition, your dentin houses cells that border your enamel. These cells can release immune factors if the dentin needs repairing. However, Vitamin D levels must be up to par to fuel your body’s defense system, even when it involves the inside of your tooth!

Your dental defense (or immune) system is important. It’s how your body will fight against the bacteria that causes decay and gum disease. Gingivitis, which is the first stage of gum disease, isn’t just an indication of poor dental hygiene, it can also be a warning sign of an inflamed immune system caused by poor nutrition. Your mouth and body are intricately connected, so don’t dismiss the way your diet can impact your smile health.

Are You Getting Enough?

You may recognize the sun as an optimal way to get Vitamin D. While this is true, you can also manage your vitamin D levels through food or supplements. Along with getting 30 minutes of natural sunlight each day, consider Vitamin D foods like fatty fish, eggs, organ meats, and dairy products from pasture raised animals (butter, yogurt and cheese).

At Mitzi Morris DMD, we take pride in our ability to recognize how your whole-body health and nutrition influence your oral health. Along with routine cleanings and proper oral hygiene, we also educate patients about the importance of certain vitamins and minerals. If you are concerned that your Vitamin D levels are compromising your dental health, please schedule an appointment Dr. Morris.

Posted on the behalf of Mitzi Morris, DMD, PC

Our Patient Reviews

Mitzi D. Morris, DMD, PC

4.8/ 5.0

Based on 44 reviews

  • Dr. Morris is an excellent dentist. Her ability to relate to her patients makes her a stand-out amongst those in her profession. She practices dentistry with superior technique and care. Her staff is friendly, helpful, and accommodating. I feel she hires only the best! One special mention: I suffer from panic attacks at times- along with claustrophobia. Dr. Morris is the first dentist I have ever had who helped calm my fears. Thus, my experience exceeded expectations! Great service!

    Cathy Q
  • Definitely would recommend Dr. Morris to anyone. She has been my dentist for over 8 years! Dr. Morris is extremely personable and is serious about the completing the best care possible. Great established dental team! Very accommodating to your schedule.

    Kelly T
  • Great and very educational experience. Compared to my last two dentists this experience blows them both out of the water. The staff is very friendly, and very helpful. I had to go in for a total of four visits a few weeks apart from each other. They made me feel very comfortable the entire time and kept making sure I was pleased. Getting a deep cleaning went very smoothly. It was also brought to my attention that the way I was flossing was incorrect. And have since changed methods. I worked specifically with Dr. Morris. She was very nice, and took the time to explain things. Which is a huge plus for me. Dr. Morris and the staff members worked effortlessly together. I was comfortable enough to sit back and relax, strangely enough, while having cavities drilled and fillings put in. Billing and scheduling appointments, as well as follow up for confirmation of upcoming appointments was very easy. I will say my favorite part of the experience was how friendly of an environment the staff has created. That alone is deserving of a 5 star review, and the rest is honestly icing on the cake. I highly recommend this practice on all fronts and will continue using them!

    Eric F
  • I transferred from a long-term and very good relationship with my former dentist because of a move, and I was a little apprehensive about a new dentist. Dr. Morris has been great. She is friendly, patient-concerned and the office is new, comfortable and clean. Everyone seems to enjoy working there. I feel like I'm in good hands!

    Christopher P
  • Dr. Morris and her staff are very professional. Additionally, she as well as her staff have an excellent "bedside manner." The office is new and well equipped. If one has an appointment and an earlier one opens up, Dr. Morris offers it to her patients as she did with my last appointment.

    David G
  • I have never met a staff so nice and charming. This staff will make you feel comfortable and relaxed in Dr. Morris's Spa like office and everyone is professional and approachable too. Andrea R. explained the process of my appointment and procedures and is definitely a highly-educated and thorough dental hygenist -- SHE IS A ROCKSTAR. I'm so glad that Dr. Morris and her dental team have been my "go-to" for the last 5 years, and I wont be going anywhere else! Overall - A++ Dr. Morris...highly recommended to my family and friends!!!

    Adam O
  • I've been a patient of Dr. Mitzi Morris for many years, and recommend her without reservation. The office is modern. clean and spacious. The staff has always been welcoming and very helpful. And the women who work for her as dental technicians are fantastic; they do a professional and effective deep cleaning, but with a careful, gentle touch. It is clear to me that Dr. Morris reads her professional journals and upgrades her practice to stay very current with the latest best practices in dentistry. (I have had some dentists who stopped updating their practices after leaving dental school!) With Dr. Morris you can count on receiving the very latest dental technology. Her prices are very fair, and I have never been surprised by an unexpected cost or had problems with insurance not covering services rendered.

    Bruce C
  • I have never experienced an office so down to earth, so outgoing and so willing to satisfy. If you've grown to dread the dentist then lay down your sword and give this office a shot.

    Marc Mamane

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Roswell, GA 30076

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