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How Being Outside Can Boost Your Oral Health

Posted on 7/26/2021 by Thomas Mahar
How Being Outside Can Boost Your Oral HealthBeing outside is not as popular today as it was in past years. Technology has taken over most of our leisure time, leaving us to spend most of it indoors. However, being outside has many benefits for the body and mind. For instance, the sun helps us grow our food, increase visibility during the day, keep warm, and prevent the earth from freezing into a giant ice ball. Surprisingly, it is also beneficial to your oral health.

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The sun gives us vitamin D, which is vital for our well-being. Vitamin D helps our bodies to absorb calcium from the food we eat. Calcium is essential for bone strength. The more calcium you have in your bones, the stronger they will be. Our teeth also benefit from increased calcium absorption. Strong teeth are less likely to develop problems and get infected as compared to weak teeth. Getting exposed to the sun, therefore, helps to make your teeth stronger and healthier.

Helps Avoid Tooth Decay

The best and most available source of vitamin D is the sun. It is essential to your oral and overall health. It helps us build our immunity. This immunity goes a long way in fighting infection and disease in our bodies. Increased immunity means that you are less likely to get tooth and gum infections. When you spend more time outside, your body gets the help it needs to ward off bacteria before it causes any damage. Therefore, the sun helps you to both prevent and get rid of bacteria.

Our professionals recommend that you spend more time outside for your teeth to realize these benefits. Keeping your oral health in check should not be as involving as many make it look. A simple walk in the sun should do the trick. Contact us for information concerning your dental health.

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