Low Vitamin D Levels Could Raise Cavity Risk For Children

Some babies may be starting in a trail position with regards to their dental health.

A Canadian study indicates that low levels of vitamin D in pregnant women may increase the possibility of their children developing cavities.

The lack of vitamin D may result in problems with enamel, which directly results in an increases in cavity risk. Enamel starts to form when the fetus is in the womb and deficiency of vitamin D during pregnancy can certainly have an adverse impact on a baby’s oral health before the teeth begin to erupt.

The research determines that women with regular levels of vitamin D were significantly less likely to have children with cavities. There was also a correlation between mothers with vitamin D deficiency and children that dealt with cavities. The best way for expecting mothers to combat this issue is to add vitamin D to their diet to lower the risk of deficiency of it in their children.

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