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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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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".

This CL Answer initially posted on 6/24/2015. Last updated 9/12/2018.

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