How does a healthy diet help to prevent gingivitis?

Studies have show that people who do not get the right amount of calcium and vitamin C in their diet are more likely to get gingivitis and periodontal disease. Eat a balanced diet with plenty of fruits and vegetables for healthy bones, teeth and muscles. Consider taking supplements, too.

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