By Susan Braden
A study from the University of Manitoba in Canada shows a direct correlation between mothers who did not consume enough vitamin D during pregnancy and decreased oral health of their newborns’ incoming teeth.
According to Science Daily, of the 206 women in their second trimester who participated in the study, only 21 were found to have a healthy amount of vitamin D in their systems. The moms with this deficiency delivered babies who had significantly more problems with their teeth, such as weaker tooth enamel and a higher occurrence of tooth decay.
This nutrient helps the body absorb calcium, which is important for building strong bones and teeth. An adequate intake of vitamin D during pregnancy is crucial to ensure newborns have strong, healthy teeth.
If you are an expecting mother, here are a few ways you can include enough vitamin D in your diet, and a few ways to help your child receive enough after birth.
These are some easy ways moms-to-be and new mothers can ensure that their babies get plenty of vitamin D. The proper amount of this nutrient will allow children to develop strong teeth.