M. Jeffrey Morton, DMD, PA | Chewable Vitamin C may Cause Dental Problems in Moorestown

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Dr.  M. Jeffrey Morton, DMD, PA

232 Chester Ave, Moorestown, NJ 08057
Office 856-778-1666 | Fax 856-778-0496

Periodontics ~ Dental Implants ~ Jaw Pain

Chewable Vitamin C may Cause Dental Problems

Watch out! Chewable Vitamin C tablets may cause dental issues

While vitamin C has many health benefits, the chewable form can lead to various dental issues. Since vitamin C is very acidic, tooth erosion can happen when too many of the chewable tablets are taken. In fact many dentists say just one chewable tablet per day is adequate and people who need higher doses should switch to a nonchewable form.

Vitamin C however, is very beneficial to oral health and helps promote healthy teeth and gums. In fact, many dentists recommend Vitamin C for patients who undergo oral surgery because it can help promote a timely recovery.

The bottom line, if you take vitamin C supplements, is limit the chewable form to one per day, and if you require more, take it via nonchewable form.

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