Gum disease happens when gums and their supporting tissue become infected and inflamed. This process is created by plaque's accumulating on the teeth and hardening into tartar under the gumline. The first signs of gingivitis, a mild type of gum disease, are bleeding gums even during light tooth brushing. Regular brushing and flossing, plus regular cleaning by a dental hygienist, often do the trick.
Many nutrients contribute to oral health. Folate and vitamins A and C help the mucosal and connective tissue develop and repair properly. Calcium, phosporus, and protein are important components of collagen, teeth, and bone. Omega-3 fatty acids and vitamin D regulate immune function.
Carrot Juice....is an amazing source of vitamin A, supplying 45,000 IU per cup!. More over, carrot juice is one of the best sources of beta-carotene. Beta-carotene intake is inversely related to severe gum inflammation.
Yogurt...People who enjoyed two or more servings each day of fermented dairy items, such as plain yogurt, were less likely to develop the deep pockets and tooth loss that can occur with gum disease.
Spinach....may be protective against gum disease because it is rich in vitamins (carotenoids) and C and contains fiber and folate. These are all nutrients associated with protection against gum disease.
Green Tea contains catechins that decrease inflammatory response to bacteria that cause gum disease.