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10 Effective Treatments For Gingivitis


Many of us don’t floss or even brush regularly until it’s too late. Inadequate oral hygiene can lead to gingivitis, or periodontal disease, a condition that causes gum tissue decay, painfully inflamed and bleeding gums, and eventually, gum disease.

However, luckily, you can undo some of the damage to your gums with the following effective gingivitis remedies, in addition to regularly brushing, flossing, and yearly dental check-ups.

Here are ten effective treatments for gingivitis…

1. Vitamin C

Studies show that vitamin C deficiency damages more than your immune system. In fact, reduced levels of the C vitamin have been linked to a higher risk of gingivitis development, which aids in gum tissue strength and healing. Boosting your intake of foods high in vitamin C or taking a vitamin C supplement will actually boost the antioxidants required for gum tissue repair.

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