Sunshine and Our Teeth: A Fragile Relationship
We now have another reason to get out and enjoy this beautiful spring weather and SUNSHINE!
Sunshine is our main source of vitamin D, and when we aren’t getting enough, (many Canadians don’t) our bones aren’t the only thing to suffer.
“In 2016, the researchers first established that dentine — the material that forms the bulk of the tooth — carries a permanent record of Vitamin D deficiency, or rickets. During periods of severe deficiency, new layers of dentine CANNOT MINERALIZE, leaving microscopic markers scientists can read like rings of a tree.”
So be sun safe, but make sure you spend plenty of time outdoors from May to October to capitalize on the wonderful SUNSHINE VITAMIN.