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Can Vitamin D and calcium help with oral health?

Some research suggests that both vitamin D and calcium are needed to reduce the destruction of bone.  These substances may at least help prevent or treat periodontal disease and help prevent deficiencies that could result in bone loss and increased inflammation. Common sources of vitamin D and calcium can be found in milk, eggs, and some fish sources, like tuna fish and sardines. Some exposure to sunlight is also an important source for the body to manufacture its own vitamin D. Also, calcium supplementation can reverse the malabsorption of vitamin B12 caused by the diabetes drug metformin.

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