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Healthy teeth and gums depend on regular brushing and flossing, as well as trips to a dentist every three to four months for cleaning and monitoring. It is also important to make lifestyle changes to protect your gums, including:

  • Stopping smoking
  • Consuming a diet low in fat and high in fresh fruit and vegetables
  • Reducing intake of sugar, which reacts with bacteria to form plaque

Your choice of toothpaste is important. Today, the market is flooded with very strong toothpastes that contain whitening agents (usually hydrogen peroxide or carbamide peroxide). A toothpaste is now available that has been fortified with coenzyme Q10, folic acid, xylitol, green tea, lactoferrin, and other nutrients that are directly delivered to the gums every time one brushes. This novel toothpaste also contains a mild solution of 0.2 percent hydrogen peroxide.

A mouthwash containing tea tree oil, peppermint, eucalyptus, and other soothing nutrients may also be helpful.

In addition, a number of nutrients have been shown to improve the health of the gums, including:

  • Coenzyme Q10: 100 mg daily
  • Calcium: 200 - 1200 mg a day
  • Folic Acid: 800 mcg daily, taken with 300 mcg of vitamin B12 daily to prevent a vitamin B12 deficiency
  • Green tea extract, standardized to 98% polyphenols: 725 – 1450 mg daily
  • Vitamin C: 2 to 4 g daily (taken as 500 mg every few hours)
  • B-Complex Vitamin:
    • Thiamine (B1): 100 mg
    • Riboflavin (B2): 50 mg
    • Niacin: 200 mg
    • Vitamin B6: 75 mg
    • Folate (preferably as L-methylfolate): 800 mcg
    • Vitamin B12: 1000 mcg
    • Biotin: 600 mcg
    • Pantothenic acid: 1000 mg
    • Choline: 45 mg
    • Inositol: 250 mg
    • Para-aminobenzoic acid (PABA): 100 mg
  • Fish oil (with olive polyphenols and sesame lignans): providing 1400 mg EPA and 1000 mg DHA daily
  • Omega-6 fatty acids: Up to 3000 mg daily of GLA
  • Vitamin D: 5000 to 10 000 IU daily
  • Hyperimmune egg extract: 3 to 6 tablets chewed daily on an empty stomach
  • Probiotic lozenge: GanedenBC30® (Bacillus coagulans) and Streptococcus salivarius K12 as indicated on the label
  • Mouthwash including ingredients such as pomegranate, green tea, and xylitol
  • Toothpaste containing hydrogen peroxide, CoQ10, green tea, xylitol, lactoferrin, and folic acid 

The following blood test may provide helpful information:

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