Study: Lack of vitamin D in pregnant women could put newborns at high risk for poor dental health

Mothers with vitamin D deficiencies are urged to bring their children in for more regular checkups. (4/22/14)

THE BRONX - A new study says pregnant women who don't get enough vitamin D could put their newborns at a high risk for poor dental health.

Dr. Stacey Lubetsky, a dentist at Saint Barnabas Hospital, says vitamin D is not only vital for growing children, but pregnant women as well.

Lubetsky says she sees cavities start at a variety of ages in children, but children with a vitamin D deficiency tend to develop cavities at an earlier age.

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Doctors at Saint Barnabas urge mothers with vitamin D deficiencies to bring their children in for more regular checkups.

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