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Supplements for Gum Disease

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Do any supplements help with gum disease or periodontitis?

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, 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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COMMENTS

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.

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".


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