Mom’s Vitamin D Supplements Help Children’s Teeth

A recent study that looked at a 6 year follow up of children who’s mothers increased their vitamin D intake.  This study showed dramatic results; The mothers who daily took 2500IU of Vitamin D had a 50% decrease in enamel defects in their children as compared to mothers who took a lower dose (400IU).  This was seen in primary (baby) teeth as well as the  permanent teeth.  This suggests prenatal vitamin D supplementation is a key element as a preventive intervention for enamel defects and has a clinically important association with dental health.  Children with fewer enamel defects will have less cavities and presumably stronger teeth for life! This also means less need for root canals or crowns in their future.
JAMA Pediatr. 2019;173(10):924-930. doi:10.1001/jamapediatrics.2019.2545