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(NaturalHealth365) If your gums bleed, you could be in the early stages of gingivitis, an inflammatory condition caused by a build-up of bacteria and plaque inside the mouth. But a study just published in Nutrition Reviews suggests that poor dental habits and oral bacteria might not be the only explanation for bleeding gums.
Incredibly, a vitamin deficiency — vitamin C deficiency, to be exact — could be to blame.
(NaturalHealth365) It’s well-known that people with poor dental health are more likely to suffer from heart disease and other chronic health conditions. This could be because people who don’t take care of their teeth are less likely to practice other good health habits, like exercising, eating healthy food, and not smoking. But, doctors also point to an apparent link between inflammation and gingivitis (an early form of gum disease) as a possible explanation.
(NaturalHealth365) While its symptoms may seem easy to ignore, gingivitis can causeserious health problems, if left untreated. Over time, gingivitis can develop into gum disease, ravaging surrounding mouth tissue and bone. Also known as periodontitis, this advanced gum disease condition can often cause a loss of teeth and be the “seed” to many other health issues. →