Answer:

Several different types of supplements may be helpful in improving gum disease and/or periodontitis -- the inflammation around the teeth causing pocketing -- such as DHA from algal oil, gamma-linolenic acid (GLA), lycopene, green tea, vitamin C, cranberry extract, and a certain type of probiotic. For details, including dosage, see the full answer >>

Also see the Encyclopedia article about Periodontal Disease for additional information.

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anthony 8075
November 16, 2015

I have gum disease. My gums did bleed every time I brushed. I used the herb Blood Root. It stopped the bleeding.

Ed5821
June 26, 2015

I am 61. Exercise twice week hard move daily, expert skier. Have taken daily for several years. 1 gram vitC, live force multi,magnesium,msm,astaxanthin 4mg, vit D 5000 ui,with super K2 complex,100mg Ubiquinol. It is the vit D and the Ubiquinol that I atribute to the lowering of my gum disease scores at my dentist. My teeth are better than when I was 40. I am now experimenting with a extra divided dose of 4000 ui vit D. I have recently had blood and vit D (25HY) test

James5819
June 25, 2015

Personal experience, and that of my clients, indicates that a strong solution of xylitol in water, used as a mouthwash several times a day, can be incredibly beneficial, even if gum surgery is imminent

John5820
June 25, 2015

Would be helpful to have directions for preparing the "strong solution".

Patrick20603
August 16, 2020

Tea, both Gren Tea and Black Teas has been proven to reduce cavities, reduce mouth bacteria and promote healthy gums.

ConsumerLab.com
August 18, 2020

Thank you for sharing this. We discuss some of the dental health benefits of green tea in the What It Does section of our Green Tea Review: https://www.consumerlab.com/reviews/Green_Tea_Review_Matcha_Supplements_and_Bottled/Green_Tea/#dentalhealth.

Andina17167
September 12, 2018

I find that brushing with turmeric powder twice a day keeps my gums in pretty good condition.
Also I take 2 multi Vitamin C capsules made by Pukka - and if I don’t take these my gums always get a bit sore after two or three days, even when using the turmeric, so I know when I have forgotten to take them.
Please be aware that Turmeric doesn’t stain teeth, but it can stain clothing, and I have no financial interest in Pukka Herbs.

Stephanie17166
September 12, 2018

To help with inflammation of the gums, I have found taking Quercitin and Bromelain
on an empty stomach lessens the inflammation. Also, taking HCL after meals really
cuts down the plaque from forming.

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