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Could Vitamin D Protect Teeth?

As a dentist, Sherwin Kevy, DDS, often counsels his patients about proper nutrition in order to promote oral health Dr. Sherwin Kevy, who practices in Montgomery Village, Maryland, and other dentists may need to increase their emphasis on the importance of Vitamin D for strong and healthy teeth. According to a study published in the December 2012 issue of Nutrition Reviews, Vitamin D may help protect teeth against cavities.

The meta-study analyzed data from 24 previous studies, which included 3,000 children over a 60 year period. Some of the children in the studies received Vitamin D supplements through UV radiation, cod liver oil, or other methods. The studies showed that receiving adequate amounts of Vitamin D could cut the incidence of tooth decay in half. The study may shed light on why America is seeing rising rates of tooth decay in youth. Many children are not receiving adequate supplies of Vitamin D, especially since children no longer receive much exposure to sunlight and outdoor play. The researchers warned that pregnant and nursing mothers, as well as young children, need to receive healthy amounts of Vitamin D.

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Capturing a Moment on the Ocean By Dr. Sherwin Kevy

One of my favorite pastimes is seascape photography. While the spot where the edge of the earth meets the edge of the ocean can be the scene of some amazingly dramatic moments, sometimes waiting for that moment takes patience, or perhaps simply a commitment to waking up very early. The variety of ways in which natural light affects the ocean creates dramatic differences in the same scene at two different times of day. The color, intensity, and directionality of the light all lead to some amazing shots that simply do not exist at any other time than that one perfect moment.

Of course, thanks to digital photography and programs like Photoshop, photographers can now artificially create many of the effects that used to be impossible without nature’s cooperation, but it does not have the same impact for the photographer. There is something immensely satisfying about capturing that one perfect shot that no one else has ever seen before or will ever see again.

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Getting the perfect shot takes a lot of patience, and perhaps that is why seascape photography can be so relaxing. With nothing to do but wait, the photographer is forced to simply slow down and take in the sights and the experience.

About the Author: Sherwin Kevy, DDS, has more than 30 years of experience as a family dentist. He currently practices in Montgomery Village, Maryland.

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