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According to healthline.com, “Vitamin D deficiency is very common. It’s estimated that about 1 billion people worldwide have low levels of the vitamin in their blood. According to a 2011 study, 41.6% of adults in the US are deficient.

Vitamin D is an essential vitamin powerful enough to help our teeth and bones grow strong and give our immune system the strength is needs to fight off infections and disease. Vitamin D deficiencies put us at risk for dental decay and jaw bone loss so managing these levels is crucial for a healthy mouth over a lifetime.

Marisa is a BURST Ambassdor and dental hygienist that loves educating her patients and our viewers about the oral systemic link. She is here to explain how vitamin D helps our teeth and gums and even demonstrates how to check it on herself. Find out why your dentist should know what your vitamin D levels are before any kind of dental surgery.