Published on November 18, 2015

November 18, 2015

It has long been understood that vitamin D is good for the skeletal system – our bones and teeth. But, did you know that adequate vitamin D can not only support good oral hygiene but also heal existing cavities? And would it surprise you to learn that the vitamin D level of a mother will affect the oral health of her children?

In this newsletter, we examine some studies that give us more reason to monitor and keep our vitamin D levels between 40-60 ng/ml year-round.

We also highlight vitamin D levels of a group of lifeguards from the San Diego area, tested after their summer in the sun. In conjunction with Dr. Cedric Garland of USCD School of Medicine, we recruited 13 lifeguards to test their vitamin D levels.  As you will see, not all of the lifeguards were within our recommended 40 – 60 ng/ml range. None of these lifeguards took supplements, the average vitamin D level for the group was 44 ng/ml, the average age 25.

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