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Can Vitamin C Boost Gum Disease Treatment?


Posted on 9/15/2019 by Dr. Karl Zeren
Can Vitamin C Boost Gum Disease Treatment?When you get a cold, one of the things health professionals suggest is to take some vitamin C. Whether you get the vitamin C through your diet or through a supplement, it can help you ease the impact of a cold. If vitamin C is so good at helping with a cold, you may wonder how else it can help you. It could surprise people to find out how vitamin C can help the treatment of gum disease.

Why Vitamin C


Gum disease is a result of bacterial growth on the teeth or gums. The bacteria grown and form deposits of plaque and tartar. These lead to the problems associated with gum disease. The body has bacteria in all the time. Some bacteria help keep a person healthy, while other bacteria causes problems such as gum disease.

The natural defense system of the body against the dangers of bad bacteria is the immune system. The stronger an immune system a person has, the easier it is for them to stop the problems that bacteria can cause. Just like when you have a cold, taking vitamin C is a great way to boost your immune system.

The body utilizes the vitamin C to create more antibodies to fight whatever is threatening it. That is why taking Vitamin C can help with gum disease treatment. The vitamin C also helps support the gingiva, periodontal ligaments and other structures that support the teeth. The healthier a person can keep their teeth and gums, the easier it is to treat and repair damage from gum disease.

How Much to Take
The is a lot of good news when it comes to figuring out how much vitamin C to take. Most healthy people need around 90 grams of vitamin C a day. A person undergoing treatment for gum disease can take that same amount. The other good news is that it is possible to get the necessary vitamin C through diet. Fruits high in vitamin C will not only give the body that vitamin, but will also provide the body with many of the other vitamins needed for good health.

Take some time to learn how to treat gum disease and how to care for your teeth and gums by contacting our office today.

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