Minerals & Vitamins for Oral Health

Every patient I see is unique. Besides how well you brush and floss, your age, genetics, and other factors influence your dental health. An often overlooked component of this equation is nutrition — specifically the vitamins and minerals your body needs.

Vitamins and minerals provide the fuel your body’s chemical processes need, like for example, building strong bones. When the right “fuel” isn’t present, your health will begin to suffer.

As an experienced dentist, I want to talk to you about the critical role vitamins and minerals play in your dental health and the dangers deficiencies can cause.

“Dr. Patel and her staff are all very professional with a great bedside manner. They make every effort to help you understand your treatment plan and to make sure you are comfortable throughout the entire process. Their comfort care menu is a nice option to help you feel relaxed and calm. I highly recommend this office.”

~ Erica S.

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There’s no one perfect way to get the vitamins and minerals you need. Healthy nutritious foods, exercise, dietary supplements, and even enjoying the sunlight all contribute to achieving the proper balance of vitamins and minerals in your body.

9 Best Vitamins for Teeth & Gums



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Calcium Build strong teeth and bones, prevent gum disease Dairy products, beans, and many fortified foods
Iron Prevent inflammation throughout the body Meat, nuts, and leafy greens
Vitamin B2, B3 & B12 Prevent bad breath and mouth sores Almonds, chicken, fish, dairy products, and some dietary supplements
Vitamin C Prevent bleeding gums and tooth decay Sweet potatoes, citrus fruits, red peppers, and many other fruits and vegetables
Vitamin D Your body absorb calcium Milk, eggs, fish. Sunlight can help your body produce its own Vitamin D
Vitamin A Promote saliva production and remove decay-causing bacteria Carrots, peppers, sweet potatoes, and dark leafy greens
Phosphorous Increase calcium absorption Dairy products, meat, lentils, nuts, and whole grains
Potassium Increase bone density and health Legumes, bananas, dark leafy greens, mushrooms, and avocados
Zinc Naturally fight bacterial growth Cashews, almonds, pumpkin seeds, mushrooms, and dark chocolate

The Green Dentistry Difference

At Green Dentistry, we strive to build life-long relationships with our patients to help them feel secure about their smiles today and for many years to come. We want our patients to feel confident in the work we do together to give them not only beautiful smiles but also functionality and oral health to last a lifetime. We are also proud to give back — to people who are in need and to the environment that surrounds us. We are excited to make you the newest member of our holistic dental care family.

Your Comfort Matters to Us

Our Union Square dentist in San Francisco ensures our office is a place where you can relax and put your health and wellness first, allowing yourself recovery and restoration. We provide a number of spa-like services to our patients in order to relieve discomfort and improve relaxation, such as:

  • Aromatherapy
  • Neck wraps and heated blankets
  • Healing with essential oils and crystals
  • Noise-cancelling headphones

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Dr. Nammy Patel and her team at Green Dentistry in Downtown San Francisco, California, provide quality dentistry with a holistic approach. They offer their patients exceptional care and service in cosmetic dentistry, Invisalign treatment, laser dentistry, sleep apnea treatment, general holistic dentistry and so much more. They even offer sedation dentistry to their patients. They serve patients throughout the Bay Area. SF Green Dentist is in walking distance from Downtown, the Financial District and zip codes 94108, 94109, 94103, 94104 and 94133.