SHTF Survival: 7 Vitamins That Help Prevent Dental Emergencies
by Tess Pennington
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We tend to
neglect the dental aspects of emergency preparedness. True dental
health comes from within your body and teeth via your nutrition
levels and enamel hardness comes from the nutrients in your diet.
surprise that the more vitamins and minerals that your body is able
to absorb, the healthier you will stay. Maintaining a proper diet
that is rich in high protein meats, grains and a combination of
fruits and vegetables benifits your overall health.
If a long-term
emergency were to occur where your daily vitamin intake suddenly
decreases, or you fail to properly care for your teeth because of
lack of dental supplies, then your overall health, as well as your
teeth may suffer and degrade. As a result, teeth could abscess and
cause bacterial infections that can cause serious health conditions.
Many preparedness-centered individuals are trying to curb this type
of emergency by storing vitamins. Taking vitamins during a long-term
emergency will assist in regulating body functions, continued mental
alertness, assist in maintaining good eye sight, as well as keep
teeth and gums healthy. However, they will do you no good if you
do not take them regularly. Some vitamins and minerals to consider
for long-term preparedness are:
Multivitamin: This basic multivitamin will provide your body
is its basic daily vitamin and minerals. Buying the multivitamin
for mature adults will give a person increased levels of certain
needed minerals that may further improve health.
A: Vitamin A is responsible for maintaining healthy gums. Without
it, gum infections do not heal as fast and calculus tends to form
more quickly under the gums. Lack of vitamin A is also associated
with adnormal bone and tooth formation.
Vitamins: These are also a big player in fighting gum disease.
B vitamin deficiencies can make gingivitis more severe and cause
sores in the gums, tongue and other soft tissues in the mouth.
C: Without it your gums become more vulnerable to infection,
bleeding, and gum disease. A vitamin C deficiency makes whatever
gum issues problem you have much worse. If you have periodontal
disease, a lack of vitamin C increases bleeding and swelling and
accelerates destructive effects. Studies have revealed that people
who consume less of Vitamin C tend to be 25% more likely to suffer
from gum disease.
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