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Identify, Treat & Reverse Gum Disease At Home With Vitamin C

What is Gum Disease?

Gum Disease, also referred to as periodontal disease is a form of inflammation within the gum line which can progress towards the jaw. It is caused due to a build-up of plaque which produces acids and other toxins which can damage and destroy the gum tissue and the bone.

However, gum disease is reversible when diagnosed and treated in its early stages. Gum Disease can also be prevented by following good oral health care habits.

Signs of gum disease?

Some of the symptoms of gum disease include:

  • Swollen gums
  • Bleeding gums
  • Sore Gums
  • Painful chewing
  • Receding Gums
  • Bad breath
  • Diseased gums

Treating Gum Disease Vitamin C

Vitamin C is a potent antioxidant which helps in the body to grow, heal and repair itself. It also plays a vital role in oral health. Vitamin C supports the gum lining and keeps your gum health in spite of the presence of harmful bacteria which reside inside your mouth.

Healthy gums can keep the bacteria away from the roots in spite of the close proximity with the teeth. However, compromised gum are unable to protect the root which can lead to early stages of gum disease.

Vitamin C is also vital in collagen production. This protein comprises of all the connective tissues which include the gums and helps them to remain tight to the teeth and the jawbone.

Damaged and diseased gums can be repaired with the aid of Vitamin C. Vitamin C is water soluble and cannot be stored within the body for long, and as a result of this needs to be consumed daily.

If you are suspecting that you are suffering from gum disease, schedule an appointment with Compassion Smiles at the earliest. Our dental professionals will examine your teeth and gums and accordingly recommend an appropriate treatment suitable for you.

Compassion Smiles recommends maintaining good dental hygiene practices for maintaining healthy gum health. We also recommend using toothpaste and mouthwash containing Vitamin C towards ensuring that your gums receive all the required nutrients