Vitamin D in pregnancy may help children's teeth

A Danish study suggests it reduces enamel defects

High-dose vitamin D supplementation during pregnancy decreases the risk of enamel defects in the teeth of children by about 50%, according to a Danish analysis.

Child's teeth

Researchers hypothesised that vitamin D deficiency during pregnancy and shortly after birth contributes to enamel defects and/or caries development.

They wondered whether high-dose vitamin D supplementation during pregnancy would lower those risks.

The team used data from 588 children of mothers participating in the Copenhagen Prospective