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How does pycnogenol promote a healthy mouth?

Jonathan B. Levine, DMD
Prosthodontics
Pycnogenol promotes overall wellness and overall health in the mouth. It's been proven to seal capillaries and bind collagen to decrease inflammation in the mouth, reduce plaque accumulation on teeth and improve overall circulation.
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Pycnogenol is a plant chemical derived from the bark of a certain type of pine tree. It's thought to act as an antioxidant and may have anti-inflammatory effects. One study found that people who used chewing gum containing pycnogenol for two weeks had less bleeding of the gums than people who chewed other types of gum. The study also found that the gum containing pycnogenol reduced the formation of plaque.

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