Most Americans will be affected by gum disease during their lifetime, and 25% will lose their teeth to periodontal disease by the age of 60. Signs of poor gum health include chronic bad breath, loose shifting teeth, receding gums as well as bleeding gums. Brushing and flossing, as well as regular visits to the dentist are important tools in keep gums healthy. However, proper nutrition is also vital to oral health. Nutrients that boost the immune system, help build collagen in the periodontal ligaments, and decrease inflammation can help battle gum disease.
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Essential Products for Gum Health
Pathway GUM TONIC is a comprehensive mouth rinse that supports healthy oral hygiene. Swollen, bleeding, and receding gums may benefit from this comprehensive herbal mouthwash. Pathway GUM TONIC strengthens gum tissue with its antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, and astringent properties. It also supports the production of saliva. Ingredients include goldenseal root, bayberry root bark, prickly ash bark, myrrh gum, and coptis root.
Recommended: Pathway GUM TONIC
Studies have demonstrated that tissues affected by gingivitis are deficient in Coenzyme Q10. CoQ10 decreases inflammation and promotes healing of the oral tissues. Since CoQ10 is a fat-soluble nutrient, absorption can be enhanced by combining it with healthy fats like rice bran oil as we have done in this Pathway formula. In a recent independent study, the ingredients are shown to provide considerably higher long-term coenzyme Q10 blood levels than the powdered form of CoQ10.
Recommended: Pathway COENZYME Q10
Optional Products for Gum Health
Recent studies suggest that even minor Vitamin C deficiencies may increase the risk of serious gum disease. In addition, individuals who smoke have a higher risk of gum disease due to lower Vitamin C levels. Supplementing with Vitamin C can have a positive affect on gum health due to its powerful antioxidant and connective tissue supportive properties. Pathway SYNERGY C is an advanced comprehensive product. This unique formula contains multiple Vitamin C forms plus powerful helper nutrients for added anti-inflammatory and antioxidant effects.
Recommended: Pathway SYNERGY C
Grape seed extract exhibits a high content of oligomeric proanthocyanides (OPC). OPCs have potent antioxidant capability and are very effective in cross-linking and strengthening connective tissues. Our European grape seed extract is from Leucoselect™, the most researched grape seed extract in the market today. Studies show that intake of OPCs have resulted in significant improvements in gum health and reductions in plaque formation.
Recommended: Pathway GRAPE SEED EXTRACT