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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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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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