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Some Dental studies

Note: 25% of seniors (over age 65) have no natural teeth.
Note: Black and senior smokers (both of who have lower levels of vitamin D) have even fewer teeth left.

7 Intervention AND Dental studies

19 items listed in BOTH Dental and Infant or Child

7 listed in BOTH Dental and Vitamin D Receptor

Review of Dental Caries at Vitamin D Council (Sept 2014) includes the following

  • Taking vitamin D supplements resulted in a 47% reduced rate of dental caries.
  • Taking vitamin D supplements had no effect on caries in those older than 13 years old, especially in girls.
  • Dental caries are more common in late winter and early spring, which is when vitamin D levels tend to be lower.
  • Children with severe ECC have lower vitamin D levels compared to children without caries.
  • Mothers with low vitamin D levels are more likely to give birth to children who develop dental caries.
  • Vitamin D supplementation may help reduce the risk of developing dental caries.

See also: VDR and gingivalis - Jan 2015.pdf

VitaminDWiki pages containing PERIODONTITIS in title (28+ as of Feb 2023)

VitaminDWiki pages containing PERIODONTITIS in title

115 Dental articles in VitaminDWiki

Founder had used charcoal, clay and Vitamin D on his teeth, switched to water pick in 2021

I augment my teeth brushing about 10 times a month with charcoal, Bentonite clay, and Vitamin D mixture (which I make)
The gum next to one tooth was inflamed recently.
Inflammation disappeared after applying Vitamin D oil twice a day for just 2 days
   Henry Lahore, Founder of VitaminDWiki - July 2019

Caries 3.5X more likely at age 8 if <20n/ml of vitamin D (Spain) - Sept 2021

Vitamin D, pregnancy and caries in children in the INMA-Asturias birth cohort
BMC Pediatr. 2021 Sep 3;21(1):380. doi: 10.1186/s12887-021-02857-z.
Claudia Suárez-Calleja 1, Jaime Aza-Morera 2, Tania Iglesias-Cabo 3, Adonina Tardón 4
 Download the PDF from VitaminDWiki

Results: The results indicate a significant association between caries and correct or incorrect brushing technique. With incorrect brushing technique, the prevalence of caries was 48.89%, but this dropped to 22.38% with correct brushing technique. An association was also found between tooth decay and frequency of sugar intake. The prevalence of caries was 24.54% with occasional sugar intake, but this rose to 56% with regular sugar intake. On the other hand, levels < 20 ng/ml in both mother and child at 8 years of age would also be risk factors (ORgest = 2.51(1.01-6.36) and OR 8 years = 3.45 (1.14-11.01)) for the presence of caries in children. The risk of caries practically tripled where 25(OH) D values were < 20 ng/ml.

Conclusions: Although incorrect brushing technique and regular sugar consumption was found to be the main cause of caries in the children, the low concentrations of vitamin D in the blood of the pregnant mothers may have magnified this correlation, indicating that the monitoring of vitamin D levels during pregnancy should be included in antenatal programmes. It is particularly striking that 50% of the children were deficient in vitamin D at the age of 4, and that dental floss was practically absent from regular cleaning routines.


 Download Oral Probiotics article from VitaminDWiki
Life Extension Foundation Jan 2016 - Appears that 1 oral probiotic pill will provide good oral bacteria for 2 months. Nothing about vitamin D

 Download Orthodonics- 2018 PDF from VitaminDWiki
Vitamin D and orthodontics: an insight review, Almoammar K

 Download Role of Vitamin D in Dental Health - 2019 from VitaminDWiki
Nice review for Dentists

Mouth Microbiome is probably important - Aug, 2021

Why People Who Brush Still Get Cavities

  • "Our dental health changed with our diets. Ancient humans and their hominin ancestors really didn’t have much of a problem with cavities."
  • "Turns out, there are specific strains of bacteria — streptococcus mutans, in particular — that are more common in mouths with cavities"
  • “You can take an animal that naturally develops cavities and feed it a high-sugar diet, and it will get cavities. And if you house it with animals that seem to be naturally resistant to cavities, they will then develop cavities,” he said. Cavities, in other words, are a transmissible, infectious disease.
  • "What’s more, Burne told me, research has shown that a caregiver’s susceptibility to cavities — be it a parent or a day care provider — can predict how likely a kid is to get cavities."

In the future tooth decay might be treated with stem cells rather than fillings

Scientists want to fix tooth decay with stem cells Economist Aug 2023

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