An Overview on Clinical Implications of Vitamin D in Oral Diseases
Current Overview on Pharmaceutical Science Vol. 4,
20 January 2023
Systemic health can be evident in one's oral health. The numerous dietary deficits have an impact on oral health in addition to the systemic health. Worldwide, vitamin D insufficiency (VDD) is a common condition. Vitamin D (VD) has a significant impact on oral tissues and odontogenesis in addition to being necessary for skeletal growth in both childhood and maturity. VDD affects oral health in a number of ways, from childhood to maturity. While supplementing with VD has good effects both during and after pregnancy, VD can have a negative impact on the oral health of the mother and child. Severe VDD in children can hinder tooth mineralization, leading to enamel and dentin abnormalities, and predisposing individuals to caries. VDD has a fairly high frequency of periodontitis and In VDD, periodontitis is remarkably common and has effects on both systemic and oral health. VDD is a common occurrence in oropharyngeal malignancies. This chapter emphasises the biological significance of VD and its receptor in oral diseases, as well as the impact on oral health and potential future efforts for targeted therapy.
- Vitamin D
- vitamin D receptor
- tooth demineralisation
- oral cancer