In order for the child’s teeth to be strong and not affected by caries, it is important to support them with vitamins and mineral compounds. Therefore, every mother should know exactly which vitamins are important for children’s teeth and how to get them from food or from vitamin supplements.
What vitamins are needed for teeth and gums
The most important vitamins for teeth are:
- Vitamin A. It is important for bone growth, protein synthesis and the formation of new cells. With a lack of this vitamin, both the bones of the child and his teeth are affected. Vitamin A deficiency can lead to tooth curvature and the appearance of stomatitis, as well as a decrease in enamel strength. Also A lack of retinol can cause abnormal bite and tooth loss.
- Vitamin D. It participates in the mineral metabolism, affecting the absorption of calcium, so without such a vitamin, the bones and teeth of the child will be less firm and more fragile, and their development will be impaired. Lack of vitamin D affects the growth of bones and provokes the enamel thinning.
Along with taking care of the teeth themselves, it is important to take care of the condition of the gums of the child, because their diseases can also lead to the damage of the teeth and even their loss. For the gums of children to remain healthy, we need the following substances:
- Vitamin C. Its lack affects the condition of the gums, causing their bleeding and ulcerative lesions. As a result, the child has an unpleasant smell from the mouth, and the teeth become loose.
- Vitamins of group B. Among them, G12, B1, B6 and B2 are most important for the health of the gums, since their deficiency provokes inflammation in the mouth.
- Vitamin E. When it is lacking, the gums become inflamed, and their injuries heal worse.
- Vitamin PP. It protects the gums from the appearance of gingivitis, as well as stomatitis.
- Vitamin K. Its sufficient amount prevents bleeding gums.
Tooth strengthening products
The main sources of vitamins that strengthen the teeth and gums of children are food. To prevent diseases of the oral cavity and maintain the child’s teeth in his diet should be:
- Milk products.
- Wheat, oatmeal and other cereals.
- Meat products.
- Fish and seafood.
- Citrus, grapes, black currants and other fruits, as well as berries.
- Cabbage, tomatoes, peppers, carrots and other vegetables.
- Vegetable oil.
Vitamin complexes for teeth
If parents want to supplement the children’s diet with supplements that contain vitamins and mineral compounds important for the teeth, they often choose vitamins with calcium, as well as with phosphorus. The most popular such complexes:
- Calcium vitamins +. This supplement is made in the form of delicious marmalade bears, which are given to children from 3 years of age. The drug includes vitamin D, calcium and phosphorus, so it has a positive effect on the condition of the teeth.
- Alphabet. Vitamins that strengthen the teeth and gum mucosa are present in all complexes of this brand. Their advantage is the separation of nutrients into several daily doses, in each of which are combined substances that are absorbed better together. Alphabet Our Kid is intended for the child’s teeth in vitamins the sachet with calcium and vitamins B5, B12, D and B9. In other Alphabet complexes there are yellow or white tablets, which are based on calcium and vitamin D3. They also have vitamins K, B12, B5, H, B9 and chromium.
- Multi-tabs Baby Calcium +. This multivitamin complex for children 2-7 years of age gives the child 13 vitamin compounds, as well as 7 mineral substances, some of which are important for dental tissues.
- Calcium D3 Complite. Such orange-flavored chewable tablets for children over the age of three contain vitamin D3 and calcium carbonate.
To strengthen the teeth, the child can also be given the Pikovit, Vitrum, Supradin, Kinder Biovital, Kaltsemin and others complexes, paying attention to the content of vitamins A, E, D, group B and other substances useful to the teeth and gums.
It is important balanced baby food. For more on this, see the transfer of Dr. Komarovsky.