The Fantastic FOUR And Why We Need Them

There have been many studies to show that our diet plays a major role in the cause of tooth decay and any kind of bodily ailment for that matter. Disease within the body is primarily caused by a vitamin and mineral deficiency, which lowers the immune system and results in a susceptibility to various viruses and bacteria entering the body. Vitamins and minerals are what help your body to function properly and keep you feeling a sense of well-being you were born to feel!

We get it, today’s modern diet isn’t exactly urging us with any sincerity to try healthy, nutritious food that’s good for our bodies. Among the increasing number of fast food restaurants popping up in our neighborhoods to the rows of sugary snacks by the counter at the grocery store, it’s almost impossible not to give in to these tantalizing treats.

We are not suggesting that you give up your guilty pleasures completely.  Our intention is to help people become more mindful of what they are putting into their bodies, how often, and that by changing your diet bit by bit, you can gradually help yourself heal in almost any area of your life.

Tooth-regeneration through diet!

Changing our diet doesn’t just help our overall bodily health – it has a great impact on our overall well-being, our mood and the way we generally feel.

The good news is that our diet can help maintain and even improve the health of our tooth enamel by a process called saliva remineralization.  This involves putting optimally-high levels of all the essential vitamins and minerals back into our body, in order to promote healing.

So how do we do that?

The Fantastic Four fat-soluble vitamins! Vitamins A, D, E and K are easily absorbed into our bodies through fatty tissue and essential for maintaining good oral health.

Vitamins A, D, E & K all benefit your body in different ways, therefore it is recommended that you incorporate all these vitamins into your diet for optimal health.

Vitamin A

Why’s it good for us?

  • Helps your body absorb calcium, which is essential for keeping your bones and tooth enamel strong
  • Maintains a healthy mucous membrane, which is what coats your gums making them resilient to a variety of diseases
  • Promotes saliva production, which is essential for flushing out your bodies toxins
  • Helps cells regenerate more effectively
  • Maintains healthy eyesight

Where can you find it?

  • Carrots
  • Kale
  • Spinach
  • Broccoli
  • Sweet Potato
  • Peppers
  • Eggs

Vitamin D

Why’s it good for us?

  • It’s known as ‘the sunshine vitamin’ as it is produced in your skin when exposed to sunlight and can enhance your mood
  • Maintains healthy immune system
  • Helps your body absorb calcium, which is essential for keeping your bones and tooth enamel strong
  • Balances hormones
  • Regulates cell growth
  • Reduces cancer progression by slowing down growth of cancerous cells

Where can you find it?

  • Sunlight
  • Fish
  • Eggs
  • Milk
  • Cod liver oil
  • Cheese
  • Certain varieties of mushrooms (shiitake and portobello)

* If you’re a vegan/vegetarian and are unable to get into the sunshine often, it is recommended to take a vitamin D supplement. 

Vitamin E

Why’s it good for us?

  • A rich antioxidant protecting cells from free radicals
  • It’s anti-aging, improving skin’s elasticity and moisture
  • Reduces mouth inflammation, related to gingivitis and periodontitis
  • Prevents oxidation and damage to gum tissues
  • Helps body to fight bacteria

Where can you find it?

  • Nuts ( almonds and hazelnuts)
  • Seeds
  • Wheat germ
  • Avocado
  • Leafy greens
  • Butternut Squash
  • Mango

Vitamin K

Why’s it good for us?

  • Assists transport of calcium throughout your body which helps strengthen teeth and bones
  • Known to improve memory, especially in older adults
  • Reduces risk of heart disease and stroke
  • Prevents blood clots and helps wounds to heal
  • Removes unwanted calcium from soft tissues
  • Helps to stop bleeding gums

Where can you find it?

  • Kale
  • Spinach
  • Eggs
  • Brussel sprouts
  • Dairy products such as cheese and milk
  • Swiss Chard
  • Lettuce

We are confident that if you incorporate healthy amounts of all these vitamins into your diet as well as cutting down on sugary, processed, and highly-refined starchy foods, your oral health will noticeably begin to improve.

But there’s one more thing we’d like to suggest you try, which we believe is the icing on the cake to remineralizing your teeth. And that’s our 100% all-natural tooth powder, which not only helps your gums absorb all the vital nutrients which are essential for maintaining good oral health but the ingredients in Good-Gums actually helps your cells to regenerate at a faster rate without putting any toxic residues into your body found in most other toothpastes.

Give it a try and watch your teeth and gums transform!

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