Who doesn't want to look good? Like hair and face, a healthy mouth and teeth also act as the factors that brighten your appearance and boost confidence.

It has been said that what you eat is what you are. This is true for the case of teeth and gums as well, which need proper nutrition to stay healthy.

Here are five minerals and vitamins that are important for the healthy growth of both mouth and teeth.

Vitamin A

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As we know, if our body is rich in Vitamin A, we will have a strong immune system, soft skin, and good eyesight. Apart from these benefits, Vitamin A potentially helps you to keep your gum healthy and in proper shape.

Some of the important vegetables and fruits that are enriched with vitamin A are carrots, sweet potatoes, spinach, collard greens, mangoes, etc, along with non-veg items like fish, egg yolks, and liver.

Vitamin B

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Some people often suffer repeated recurrence of mouth ulcer and blisters inside the mouth. Vitamin B has got vital qualities to prevent all such painful blister. It also helps improving oral health by reducing tongue inflammation and protecting cankers from becoming painful. You can get Vitamin B in foods like chicken, meat, as well as in beans and most of the green vegetables.

Vitamin C

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People who lack Vitamin C content in their body have a high tendency to have weaker connective tissue, thus causing extreme gum inflammation since Vitamin C is a key nutrient to help to repair and strengthening the connective tissue.
Consuming Vitamin C rich items like lemon, broccoli, kale, and berries may not only keep blistering diseases at bay but also boost your immune system.

Vitamin D

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To have healthy bone teeth, calcium and phosphorous are the topmost nutrients, but without adequate vitamin D in the body, it is difficult to regulate sufficient amount of both calcium and phosphorous. Therefore, you need to get more of Vitamin D. Staying outside in the bright sunlight for three times over the week can give you required amount of vitamin D.

Calcium

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Calcium is an important nutrient, especially stored in bones, for it helps to keep them healthy and in proper structure. Eating rich amount of calcium in your diet may strengthen teeth and prevent osteoporosis. Most of the dairy products are believed to provide excellent amount of calcium.

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