Vitamin D deficiency causes boy’s rotting teeth

Harvey Wesley has been brought up on a healthy diet, eating his quota of five a day and organic foods (fresh fruit and veg, fish, or meat).

Sweets were a very rare treat. Harvey’s mum started him brushing his teeth, twice daily, from 6 months old with a baby brush. When he was old enough he maintained a strict regime, brushing up to 4 times a day depending on the types of food or drink he was consuming.

He suffered severe pain in his teeth, at just seven years old and went for a check-up at his local dentist.

Harvey’s mother was shocked at how deep the hole in his teeth was.

The dentist told her to ‘stop feeding him sweets’ and repaired the hole.

A year and a half later, he returned to the same dentist to have the hole refilled, but during treatment was screaming out in agony.

The dentist discovered a second cavity on the other side of his mouth. Harvey is now 9 years old and has four very deep fillings.

Harvey’s mum was shocked at what was going on inside his mouth.

As such a healthy, happy young boy, she knew it wasn’t a result of his diet, or dental care.

She started looking up symptoms online and began thinking Harvey might be deficient in something. Harvey’s Mum discovered that a lack of vitamin D can have a direct impact on the health of bones and teeth.

Although she was feeding Harvey a diet rich in calcium with foods like eggs, fish, and milk, she wondered if this was enough.

She ordered a Vitamin D testing kit from and four weeks later received the results – only to discover Harvey was found to be severely deficient, with a shocking level of 19nmol/litre . Harvey’s now taking BetterYou’s oral vitamin D supplementation to top up essential levels in his body.

Vitamin D
Vitamin D deficiency has been known for causing severe rickets in young children, but research suggests the bigger story right now is tooth decay, which results in more than 36,000 children admitted to hospital every year!

So many mums are worrying about their children not brushing their teeth properly, or whether they’re eating too many sweets.

But do they worry about a lack of vitamin D?

Vitamin D supplementation goes hand-in-hand with good healthy teeth and have launched the world’s first oral DLux 1000 vitamin D3 spray.

Vitamin D levels are at our lowest in spring after a winter lacking in natural sunlight, so now is the time to top up.

• More than 36,000 children are admitted to hospital every year with tooth decay
• More than 50% of adults in the UK are vitamin D deficient
• Tooth decay is the third most common reason for hospital admission in children
• Calcium alone doesn’t increase bone mass density in children – unless vitamin D is also given


BetterYou – – has just launched the world’s first oral vitamin D spray, which tops up essential levels missing in the body for optimum teeth and bone health.


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