Remember the game Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon, where you pick an actor and then name actors they’ve worked with until you land on a Kevin Bacon film? Try it on a road trip– it’s an easy way to kill an hour– in most cases it won’t take more than a few moves before you get to Kevin Bacon. In this post I’m going to do something similar, but instead of actors, I’m going to relate Vitamin A to Halloween.
Let’s talk Vitamin A, first. This essential mineral helps maintain healthy saliva flow, ensuring that bacteria and other harmful substances are washed from the teeth. Vitamin A is also a necessary agent in tooth enamel production. Tooth enamel is the outer shell of your teeth that prevents the activity in your mouth from becoming painful. According to the American Dental Hygenist’s association, “a tooth’s enamel contains Keratin, a type of protein, and requires Vitamin A for its formation.”