It is very important to find the root of the problem first – most of the time, lack of Vitamin C causes bleeding gums – try vitamin C for a month at least, and see the results. Good dental care (brushing & flossing twice a day), a good, balanced diet, and lots of Vitamin C are a good way to maintain healthy teeth and gums. Vitamin C promotes healing, especially from bleeding gums.
Vitamins A and E, bioflavonoids, selenium, and zinc are key antioxidants for nutritional support for the gums. If gums are sore, tender, or bleeding: Take vitamin C supplements, such as vitafusion gummies, daily. You can also try an antiseptic rinse along with taking vitamin C. Coenzyme Q10 increases tissue oxygenation and has been shown to help decrease receding gum lines. It also works together with other vitamins and minerals to quicken your metabolism.
My boyfriend has terrible gum disease and this is what his dentists tell him: “If it is not due to lack of dental hygiene or lack of regular cleanings, gingivitis usually responds to supplementing extra Vitamin C (500 – 1000 mg) daily, and bioflavonoids (600 – 1200 mg) twice daily. Always take your vitamins with a meal, never on an empty stomach”
Eat a Gum Healthy Diet
Taking pills can make your gums bleed which thin the blood. For the best healthy gums, eat high vitamin foods along with taking vitamins, and get plenty of rest. Eating a good diet is definitely helpful, one that has lots of vitamin D and K in it. Food sources of vitamin k include cabbage, spinach, soybeans, lettuce, canola oil, and margarine. Also, take vitamin B capsules & eat yogurt, which is high in B vitamins.
Vitamins for Gums During Pregnancy
Being pregnant can make your gums bleed from time to time too. Sensitive teeth and gums are normal during pregnancy.
Gums are delicate. While you are pregnant and nursing the baby drains your body of vitamins including calcium, it is not uncommon for woman of childbearing age to have more cavities, and sensitive teeth and gums. By supplementing Vitamin C and other antioxidants and anti-inflammatories, sensitive inflammation of the gums can be reduced.
Pregnancy starts with your vitamins – if you’re not already taking a good multivitamin, start, and supplement it with vitamin C, 500mgs, to protect your teeth and gums.
If your gums are bleeding excessively during pregnancy then you need to contact your provider/dentist. If your children suffer from bleeding gums or other dental problems, you should visit a pediatric dental clinic right away to prevent it getting worse.
Effects of Vitamin C on General Health
Vitamin C has no effect on teeth but is good for the gums, because it increases the absorption of iron.Taking vitamin C supplements (2 grams dosage daily) helps healing, prevents black and blue marks from bruising, and bolsters body resistance. Vitamin C does not really help with preventing or shortening the duration of a cold or cough but it works for some other family members who take it in an effervescent form.
Also, take Vitamin C regularly to repair damaged nerves.
Vitamin C to Prevent Scurvy in Gums
Bleeding gums may be a sign of scurvy (vitamin C deficiency). Bleeding gums or Scurvy is a vitamin C deficiency and fatal if untreated. Collegen – which is connective tissue and not an enzyme is oxidized and produces symptoms of scurvy like gum bleeding and eventually death.
Sore Teeth, Gum Pain/Bleeding, and Gingivitis from Lacking Vitamins
If you suffer from bleeding gums, incorporate vitamin C into your health plan. The dentist would know best what is causing your gums to swell and how long it would take to heal. Vitamin C deficiencies are often noticed by a dentist because it shows as bleeding gums and oral lesions well before acute symptoms manifest.
Clove oil can also be used as a temporary relief for tooth or gum pain.
Other Symptoms of Vitamin Deficiency
Lacking vitamins and supplements doesn’t just harm your gum health:
- Headaches may be related to vitamin deficiency.
- Night blindness may arise from lack of vitamin A.
- Lesions in the spinal cord may be a sign of vitamin B12 deficiency.
- Vitamin K is essential for clotting the blood.
- Softening of the bones may be a sign of rickets (lack of vitamin D).
- Liver and kidney disorders and vitamin C which is low is another possible cause.
- Rashes, itching, soreness, scaliness and cracking of the skin may be a sign of a number of vitamin deficiencies.
- The tongue may become inflamed as a result of a number of vitamin deficiencies.
Dentists recommend vitamins and supplements to treat early, reversible gum disease (gingivitis). As a non professional, I don’t know if you will be able to see the difference in your gums from taking vitamin C (or other vitamins.)To keep your gums in good condition, you need to be brushing and flossing effectively. But in the meantime, for gum health use some Listerine for gum cleaning and eat more foods rich in vitamins.