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February 16, 2016 11:00 ET

February Is Children's Dental Health Month

Don't Overlook Nutrition for Good Oral Health

PORTLAND, OR--(Marketwired - February 16, 2016) -  While most people probably don't immediately think of vitamins and minerals when the subject of dental health comes up, the nutrients we ingest have as great a role in the health of our teeth and gums as brushing and flossing.

Vitamins and minerals are required to maintain both healthy teeth and gums, and insufficient intake can lead to a wide range of serious dental issues.

Probably most obvious is calcium. Tooth enamel, after all, is composed largely of calcium. Getting enough calcium helps ensure the integrity of the bones. Specifically for oral health, the bones of the jaw require calcium in order to remain strong, and keep our teeth from becoming loose.

For calcium to be absorbed effectively, however, a person must also be getting adequate levels of vitamin D. Vitamin D facilitates the absorption of calcium in the intestines.

Other nutrients are involved in gum health. Low levels of Coenzyme Q-10 have been observed among those with serious gum problems. Low levels of Omega 3 fatty acids also correlate to significantly higher incidents of periodontal problems.

The mouth is a complex microbial environment. Certain bacteria promote tooth decay, while others can defend against it. Current research indicates certain probiotics can help maintain a healthy balance of flora in the mouth, improving health of both the teeth and gums.

Kirkman ®, an Oregon based nutraceutical company that offers specialty nutraceuticals offers a wide range of nutritional supplements for oral care.

Some of the products offered by Kirkman® that support oral health include:

Coenzyme Q10 100 mg Chewable Tablets (with Stevia), #0420-120

Coenzyme Q10 120 mg - Hypoallergenic, #0492-090

Coenzyme Q10 25 mg - Hypoallergenic, #0038-100

Coenzyme Q10 100 mg Solubilized Soft Gels, #0930-090

Calcium/Magnesium - Hypoallergenic, #0511-120

Calcium with Vitamin D-3 Powder - Unflavored - Hypoallergenic, #0036-008

Calcium with Vitamin D-3 Powder - Flavored - New, Improved Formula, #0405-008

Calcium 200 mg w/o Vitamin D - Bio-Max Series - Hypoallergenic, #0372-120

Calcium 200 mg - Bio-Max Series - Hypoallergenic, #0130-120

Calcium/Magnesium Liquid , #0253-016

Calcium with Vitamin D-3 Powder - Unflavored - Hypoallergenic, #0036-016

Cod Liver Oil Liquid - Unflavored, #0026-008

Cod Liver Oil with Vitamins A & D, #0802-300

EFA™ Powder, #0801-454

Bifido Complex™ Advanced Formula - Hypoallergenic, #0481-060

CD-Biotic™, #0395-090

Lactobacillus Acidophilus - Hypoallergenic, #0316-120

Lactobacillus Duo™ - Hypoallergenic, #0386-090

Multi-Flora Spectrum™- Hypoallergenic, #0485-060

Pro-Bio Defense™, #0463-090

Pro-Bio Gold™ - Hypoallergenic, #0442-060

Pro-Bio Gold™ with Vitamin D-3 - Hypoallergenic, #0454-090

Pro-Culture Gold™ - Hypoallergenic, #0341-120

Super Pro-Bio™ 75 Billion - Bio-Max Series - Hypoallergenic, #0345-060

Vitamin D-3 1000 IU - Hypoallergenic, #0380-120

Vitamin D-3 2000 IU - Hypoallergenic, #0422-120

Vitamin D-3 400 IU - Hypoallergenic, #0378-120

Vitamin D-3 4000 IU - Hypoallergenic, #0434-120

About Kirkman®:

Founded in 1949, Kirkman ® is the oldest nutritional supplement company serving the special needs community. This experience has allowed Kirkman ® to pioneer effective products in many areas of nutritional supplementation for individuals with special health needs.

Kirkman ® is also a pioneer in the area of purity testing. Its Ultra Tested ® protocol calls for testing every raw ingredient in every nutritional supplement it produces for more than 950 environmental contaminants. No other nutritional supplement company comes close to this level of commitment to producing pure, contaminant free supplements.

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