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Can a lack of vitamins lead to gingivitis?

Sometimes, people who don't get enough vitamin C and niacin can develop bleeding and inflamed gums. Not getting enough niacin can also lead to mouth infections, or tongue inflammation. If you think you're deficient in vitamin C or niacin, take supplements.

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