Gingivitis

Also indexed as:Gum Disease, Periodontal Disease
Healthy gums can lead to more smiles and fewer visits to the dentist. Beat the bacteria that cause swollen gums and bad breath. According to research or other evidence, the following self-care steps may be helpful.
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Healthy gums can lead to more smiles and fewer visits to the dentist. Beat the bacteria that cause swollen gums and bad breath. According to research or other evidence, the following self-care steps may be helpful.
  • Overhaul your hygiene habits

    To kick gingivitis and prevent recurrences, brush and floss frequently, and get regular cleanings from a dental professional

  • Get some extra C

    For better overall gum health, take 300 mg of vitamin C a day, plus 300 mg of flavonoids, especially if your diet is low in fruits and vegetables

  • Discover CoQ10

    Reduce gingivitis symptoms and repair damaged gum tissues by taking 50 to 60 mg a day of coenzyme Q10, a powerful antioxidant

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