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What Your Mouth Has to Say About Vitamins

August 4, 2011

Filed under: News — elmbrookfamilydental @ 12:25 pm

Did you know that if you are missing certain nutrients or vitamins in your diet that it may present as an abnormality in your mouth? A lack of the fat soluble vitamin A can lead to impaired tooth formation. Deficiency of the B vitamins may appear as an inflamed and reddened tongue calledmyplate-green300x273 glossitis. Glossitis is not only unsightly, but can also cause soreness and pain of your tongue.

Maintaining a balanced diet is important to supporting the overall health of your body and your mouth. Visit http://www.choosemyplate.gov/ for the recently updated daily food recommendations.

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