Everyday we are learning more and more about the importance of a well balanced diet and lifestyle and how it contributes to our overall health and well-being. This is no different when it comes to our oral health. Vitamin deficiencies and intake play a major role in the balance and restoration of our mouths. As we know vitamin D plays a role in the strength of our bones and teeth, just as importantly, healthy levels of vitamin C play a role in our gum and soft tissue health.
While too much orange juice is damaging to teeth, due to the acidity and sugar, the absorption of vitamin C from orange juice into our bloodstream is super beneficial for our gums! This can seem like an oxymoron, but a solution can be to increase the intake of vitamin C in alternate forms (other than just drinking orange juice), like in vitamin/pill Form, liposomal vitamin C supplement or even through simply eating more of the other foods with less acidity that contain a high vitamin C count (like cantaloupe, berries, and broccoli to name a few).
Vitamin C helps to protect gums by aiding in the formation of blood vessels and other tissues responsible for good teeth and gums. Additionally, vitamin C helps gums heal quicker and bleed less. All in all, it is definitely a vitamin you want to include in your diet!