August 24, 2012

Vitamin C and Oral Health

Posted in Daily Dental Dose, Oral Health & Wellness tagged , , , at 6:54 am by queenqueer

The lack of vitamin C can contribute to developing bleeding gums or even Gingivitis.

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Vitamin C strengthens our immune system helping the body fight against viral infections. It also acts as an antioxidant to prevent the formation of carcinogenic cells (cancer cells). It also provides collagen synthesis, vital for connective tissues that gives the overall framework of our body. Our gums also contain connective tissues which hold our teeth.

If our body is not supplied with the daily vitamin C we need, your body eventually our gums may pull away from the teeth leading to bleeding, tooth loss and other oral problems.

There are a lot of sources of Vitamin C, usually from citrus fruits such as oranges, lemons, lime, grapefruit, etc.

Vitamin C is not the only thing that’s strengthening the immune system so it’s important to supply yourself with other vitamins as well. Make sure to have a healthy balanced diet.