Vitamin C

Gum disease prevention is closely linked to Vitamin C. Vitamin C is required for the development of collagen, a structural protein that strengthens tissues like our gums. Our gums are regularly exposed to harmful bacteria. Infection and disease in the gums is much more likely if your Vitamin C intake is not optimal. It is very important to take care of your gums by brushing and flossing on a regular basis and by using mouthwashes. A great way to take care of your gums is by increasing your Vitamin C intake. If you experience bleeding gums regularly and feel like your teeth maybe getting longer, that’s a sign that your gums are receding. Vitamin C can greatly increase the health of your gums. Consult your dentist if you’re concerned about the health of your gums. For Your Dental Health, I’m Dr. Richard Caron.