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Dental cariesPrevention

We were unable to find any observational studies or randomized controlled trials on vitamin D for reduction in the risk of dental caries.

However, based on studies for other diseases such as cancer1 and influenza2, it appears likely that having a serum 25(OH)D concentration between 30-40 ng/mL [75-150 nmol/l] would significantly reduce the risk of developing caries.

Page last edited: 17 May 2011


  1. Lappe, J. M. Travers-Gustafson, D. Davies, K. M. Recker, R. R. Heaney, R. P. Vitamin D and calcium supplementation reduces cancer risk: results of a randomized trial. Am J Clin Nutr. 2007 Jun; 85 (6): 1586-91.
  2. Sabetta, J. R. DePetrillo, P. Cipriani, R. J. Smardin, J. Burns, L. A. Landry, M. L. Serum 25-hydroxyvitamin d and the incidence of acute viral respiratory tract infections in healthy adults. PLoS One. 2010; 5 (6): e11088.