My teeth are so sensitive, I can barely eat. But my dentist says there aren’t any problems with my gums or roots, and I don’t have any cavities.
What could be causing my sensitive teeth
Sensitive teeth could be a vitamin issue
One of the major signs of vitamin D deficiency is bone pain. It’s technically called osteomalacia.
And it’s important to remember that teeth are bones too. So aching, throbbing, or sensitive teeth that can’t be explained by a dental cause might be a sign you need more vitamin D.
For adults, most experts recommend a total of 4,000 IU of vitamin D per day. Generally you can reach this goal by spending about 20 minutes in the sun with your face and arms exposed (just avoid staying out too long and risking a burn).
If you can’t get enough from the sun, cod liver oil is also a good source of D too. The oil contains around 1,200-1,500 IU of vitamin D per tablespoon.
Don’t forget to take additional vitamin E (in the form of mixed tocopherols) whenever you supplement with fish oils or other essential fatty acids. This will help prevent them from oxidizing too rapidly in your body.
Your sensitive teeth could disappear as soon as your D levels are topped up.
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