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Doctor insights on: Is It True That Vitamin C Can Help Repair Your Gums Around Your Teeth

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Is it true that vitamin C can help repair your gums around your teeth?

Is it true that vitamin C can help repair your gums around your teeth?

Yes: Vitamin c is required for the normal health of the gums. Placing it on the gums will have no impact and unless you are low on vitamin c adding extra will have little impact. If you smoke, extra vitamin c can help with the healing but then it would be better to not smoke... If one can stop. ...Read more

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Mouth (mouth) " n. Pl. Mouths 1. A. The body opening through which an animal takes in food. B. The cavity lying at the upper end of the alimentary canal, bounded on the outside by the lips and inside by the oropharynx and containing in higher vertebrates the tongue, gums, and teeth. C. This cavity regarded as the source of sounds and speech. D. The opening to any cavity or canal ...Read more


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Can vitamin C cause an allergic reaction of mouth? Such as, inflammation of the mouth and/or gums.

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Can vitamin C cause an allergic reaction of mouth? Such as, inflammation of the mouth and/or gums.

Not likely: All food, medications including vitamins can cause allergic reaction but the possibility of allergic reaction to vitamin c is unlikely as it is present in most fruits and vegetables. The lack of vit c causes scurvy with bleeding gums. It is an very old disease seen in sailors who eat no vegetables. Mega dose of vitamins can be toxic to your body! see a periodontist for you gum condition. ...Read more

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Is it good vitamin C tablets for gum disease?

Is it good vitamin C tablets for gum disease?

It may help: Vitamin c deficiency contributes to gum disease. Vitamin c is an antioxidant which aids in the maintenance and repair of connective tissue. Its antioxidant properties help in the oxidant rich environment of gum disease. Smokers in particular are very susceptible to have vitamin c deficiency. But, gum disease needs to be professionally treated, because vitamin c deficiency is just one risk factor. ...Read more

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Is vitamin C really good for your gums?

Is vitamin C really good for your gums?

Yes: In general, nutritional health is important in controlling gum disease. Vit c and other antioxidants contribute to your overall health and thus are part of periodontal care. Deficiencies symptoms of vitamin c--also known as scurvy--include bleeding and spongy gums along with general weakness, anemia and skin irritations. Our office provides a test to measure intracellular antioxidant levels. ...Read more

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I hate mouth ulcers becuase they drive me nuts. Is it caused by a vitamin C defiency?

I hate mouth ulcers becuase they drive me nuts. Is it caused by a vitamin C defiency?

Not vitamin C: Mouth ulcers, or aphthous ulcers, can be caused by many different factors: mouth trauma, braces, auto-immune and there may be vitamin deficiencies of b12, iron, zinc. ...Read more

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Which vitamin is good for teeths and gums health?

All of them: There are many vitamins that when lacking, cause dental problems; but, recommended daily allowances are only the dosages of vitamins that are minimum to prevent deficiency syndromes. The optimal amount of vitamins for health is still debatable. Good balanced nutrition is vital to good health and healing. If eating balanced healthy food is too difficult, our office recomends pharmanex sups. ...Read more

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Is it true that vitamin C can help reduce the risk of a serious heart arrhythmia?

Is it true that vitamin C can help reduce the risk of a serious heart arrhythmia?

No: Vitamin c is not known to prevent heart rhythm problems. It may be beneficial as an antioxidant which may reduce artery inflammation and decrease the risk of athersclerosis. On the other had magnesium and potassium deficiencies may lead to heart dysrhythmias. However these supplements should only be used under a doctors supervision and monitoring of blood levels. ...Read more

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Is it true that vitamin C bolsters the immune system?

Is it true that vitamin C bolsters the immune system?

No: And multiple studies designed to demonstrate the immune system bolstering of low, medium, high and ludicrously high doses of vitamin c have all resulted in negative results. Sorry. This was linus pauling's idea. He was a truly great biochemist with one bad idea. That's him in the photo. ...Read more

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Is it true that vitamin C is stored in your adrenal glands?

Is it true that vitamin C is stored in your adrenal glands?

Yes and more: Vitamin c is water soluble vitamin, so much of what is absorbed from the diet is excreted in the kidney. The adrenal glands, pituitary, thymus, brain, spleen, thyroid, lymph and other tissue store the most vitamin c. However, we need daily vitamin c to prevent rapid depletion of these stores. ...Read more

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I have been diagnosed with rosacea, is it true that lysine & vitamin C can help? If it does what's the right dose ?

Sorry: Lysine will do nothing. Vitamin c will do nothing. Both of these are in most of your foods anyway. Don't be a sucker.Not every case is the same. Do you have eye symptoms? Pustules? Red face? See a dermatologist. Bring with you every pill, vitamin, herb, ; prescription used recently. You may benefit from cream (gel) or pill or both. ...Read more

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Is it true that overdosing vitamin C can really make a person whiter? Is glutathione even effective?

Is it true that overdosing vitamin C can really make a person whiter? Is glutathione even effective?

No and yes: Vitamin c is almost impossible to "overdose" on- if you take excessive amounts you stop absorbing it & it has a laxative effect. I have never heard it making anyone "whiter" in any dose. Glutathione is a powerful antioxidant with many health benefits. It can be very beneficial when given iv.It is not well-absorbed orally unless given in liposomal form or as acetyl glutathione-these are effective. ...Read more

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I read online that vitamin C can induce periods. Is this true?

I read online that vitamin C can induce periods. Is this true?

Vitamin C: High doses of Vitamin C can induce menstruation by depriving the uterus of progesterone, which in turn triggers the lining to shed. Some people do experience adverse side effects including kidney stones and severe diarrhea. In order to limit these side effects, you should take Vitamin C with lots of water. ...Read more

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Gum are the pink soft tissue that forms a collar around our teeth, that collar acts as a gasket of sorts that protects the tooth roots and the bone that ...Read more


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Vitamin C (Definition)

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