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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There are lots of things that can contribute to the red and swollen gum condition called gingivitis. Hormone changes, cancer, HIV, diabetes all may be contributors, but the primary cause is plaque. Control plaque and it's related ...

bacteria, and you control gingivitis. Proper brushing and flossing is key, and your dentist can do thorough cleanings or prophylaxis. As with many other conditions, it helps to eat properly and if you smoke, give it up.

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