Istanbul Gelisim University Endodontics Department Lecturer Assoc. Dr. Fatima Betül Baştürk, “The first thirteen years are very important in vitamin D supplementation. A sufficient level of vitamin D in the first 13 years of life reduces the risk of caries by 47 percent.” she said.
In the statement made by Istanbul Gelişim University, Baştürk stated that the use of vitamin D, which has become an even more important issue in life with the epidemic, has an important place in the prevention of dental caries.
Baştürk, who gave information about how to prevent the formation of caries in the teeth and how to protect oral health with the use of vitamin D, said:
“The formation of tooth decay depends on many variables, from the diet of the person to the quality of his saliva. Vitamin D, which is very important for human health, also plays an active role in combating many health problems. If oral care is not sufficient in people with low vitamin D values, various gum and dental disorders Vitamin D deficiency in pregnant women also increases the susceptibility to caries in the future due to the insufficient production of enamel tissue in the child.
With the Covid-19 epidemic in recent years, we started to hear the name of vitamin D more. Vitamin D is a fat-soluble vitamin. Deficiency is also common in our country. Expectant mothers who have vitamin D deficiency should not despair immediately. The first thirteen years of age are very important in vitamin D supplementation. A sufficient level of vitamin D in the first 13 years of life reduces the risk of caries by 47 percent.
Stating that the incidence of gingival and peri-implant diseases increases due to vitamin D deficiency after the age of 13, Baştürk said that vitamin D values should be measured at regular intervals and that it is necessary.