B-Complex Is Helpful For Teeth And Gum Health


B-complex is helpful for teeth and gum health

The deficiency of certain vitamin can result to the oral health. The oral health relies on beneficiary qualities of certain vitamins. Among all vitamins, the vitamin b complex is the key player.

What is the vitamin B complex?

The vitamin b complex is combination of total eight vitamins, these are

Vitamin B1 (Thiamin)

Vitamin b2 (Riboflavin)

Vitamin b3 (niacin)

Vitamin b 5 (pantothenic acid)

Vitamin b6 (pyridoxine, pyridoxal)

Vitamin b7 (biotin)

Vitamin b9 (folic acid)

Vitamin b 12 (cobalamin)

Why B complex deficiencies occur?

  1. Diet lack of vitamin b complex
  2. Certain illness
  3. Alcoholism
  4. Pregnancy

How deficiency of vitamin b complex effect teeth and gum

There is a connection between vitamin b complex with periodontitis. Vitamin b complex deficiency may lead to gum disease and tooth loss. Vitamin b 12 is involved with wound healing and decrease intake may lead to delay repair of gums. If vitamin b complex consumption reduced and sugar consumption increased then it can lead to gum disease. Vitamin b complex deficiency can worsen gingivitis, which leads to sour gum, tongue and other soft tissues in the mouth.

Vitamin B1 – thiamin deficiency is rare, thiamin deficiency occurs due to alcohol consumption. Thiamin deficiency can cause sensitivity to the teeth and gum.

Vitamin B2 – it is required to maintain the gum health and mucous membrane. Its deficiency may lead to inflammation of the soft tissue lining around the mouth.

Vitamin B3-Niacin is mainly needed for food metabolism; it also plays important role oral health maintenance

Vitamin B6 – it’s deficiency is caused by excessive alcohol intake. Deficiency may lead to swollen red gums and tongue.

Vitamin B12 –. Deficiency of vitamin b12 can lead to mouth and gum irritation.

Vitamin B9- Deficiency can cause reddish gum and it can cause irritation in the mouth.


Vitamin B complex requirement per person per day

Adult men and women should take vitamin B-12 2.4 mcg; vitamin B-6 should be 1.3 mg, folate 400 mcg, pantothenic acid, and biotin. 5 mg and 30 mcg respectively

What are best sources of vitamin B complex?

Thiamin – dark green leafy vegetable, fortified whole grain cereals, wheat germs, nuts such as almond and pecans 

Riboflavin – Milk and milk products, spinach asparagus, chicken, fish, egg

Niacin – Fortified cereal, legumes, peanuts, chicken, turkey, salmon.

Folate –Turnip green and spinach.  Bread, pasta, and rice fortified.

Vitamin B6 – Poultry, seafood, bananas, spinach, potato.

Vitamin b12 – Soya products and vegetable. Shellfishes like clams, mussels, and crab.

Biotin and pantothenic acid-  Salmon , pork , avocado , cheese , brewer yeast , Yoghurt , sweet potato , mushroom, broccoli . Legumes like lentil split beans.

Tablet or capsule form

Vitamin b complex is prescribed as tablet form , then it is advised to swallow the tablet whole than crushing or chewing the tablet.

Vitamin B complex plays an important role to maintain oral health , so in order to get glamorous smile vitamin b complex should not be neglected in our daily diet