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PHOSPHORU

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By: Savanna Beddoes DH1

PHOSPHORUS
Represented in the
periodic table by
the letter P
Its atomic number
is 15
Discovered in 1669
by Henning Brand
Exists in many
forms

PHOSPHORUS
Located in every cell
of the body,
primarily bones and
teeth.
A nonmetallic
chemical element
essential to
metabolize protein,
calcium, and
glucose.

WHAT IS IT NEEDED FOR?


Bone & Tooth
formation
Cell Growth
Production of
DNA/RNA
Heart Muscle
Contraction
Kidney Function

Helps the Body to


Utilize Vitamins
Assists Other Body
Functions to
Convert Food into
Energy
Maintains Blood
pH

WHERE CAN IT BE FOUND?


Almost all foods, but
most abundantly in
those high in protein
and dairy.
Good sources of the
mineral include
milk, eggs, cheeses,
poultry, fish, steak
and even chocolate

CURRENT RECOMMENDED
DAILY ALLOWANCES:
o

o
o
o

0 to 6 months: 100
milligrams per day
(mg/day)
7 to 12 months:
275 mg/day
1 to 3 years: 460
mg/day
4 to 8 years: 500
mg/day

o
o
o

9 to 18 years:
1,250 mg
Adults: 700 mg/day
Pregnant or
lactating women:

Younger than 18:


1,250 mg/day
Older than 18: 700
mg/day

DEFICIENCY
Rare
Usually only seen
in those:

near total
starvation
diabetics
recovering from
ketoacidosis
alcoholics

Characterized by:

Anorexia
Anemia
Muscle Weakness
Bone Pain
Confusion
Increased Susceptibility
to Infection
Difficulty walking
Death

DEFICIENCY
Hypomineralization
of developing teeth
and possible
delayed eruption
patterns during
development.

EXCESS AMOUNTS :
Can

result in
reduced
calcium
absorption and
calcification of
tissues,
particularly the
kidneys

IMPORTANCE OF PHOSPHORUS IN
DENTISTRY

Found is saliva
and helps with the
remineralization of
teeth, thus
assisting in the
naturally occurring
prevention of
tooth decay

HYGENISTS ROLE

A hygienist might
want to have their
patient utilize a food
diary to determine if
and how the mineral
is being over or
under consumed
and make
adjustments
accordingly

WORKS CITED
Evert, Alison. "National Library of Medicine - National Institutes of Health." U.S
National Library of Medicine. U.S. National Library of Medicine, 18 Feb. 2013. Web. 16
May 2015.

Harris, Norman O., Franklin Garcia-Godoy, and Christine Nielsen. Nathe. Primary
Preventive Dentistry. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Pearson, 2009. Print.

Nutrition Guide. Nutrition Guide. Web 15 May 2015.


http://www.lifescript.com/food/nutrition_guides_nutrition_guide_phosphorus.aspx.

Soetan, K. The importance of mineral elements for humans, domestic animals and
plants: a review. African Journal of Food Science. Volume 4. Issue 5: pp 22-222.
Academic Journals. Web. 14 May 2015.
Spinasanta, Susan. Phosphorus. Spineuniverse. Vertical Health, LLC. 16 February
2010. Web. 14 May 2015.