By David Blyweiss, M.D., Advanced Natural Wellness
March 6, 2017
- The amazing nutrient that heals gum disease
- Poor dental health linked to poor physical health
- Save your teeth, save your life
Back in the 1970’s, scientists made a groundbreaking discovery.
They found that the majority of people suffering from gingivitis and periodontal disease had extremely low blood levels of a specific nutrient.
But guess what happened when patients with gingival pockets, swelling, pain, bleeding and loose teeth caused by gum disease took 50 mg of this nutrient each day?
In just three weeks all of them showed improvement in the condition of their gums. In fact, the results were equivalent to 6 months of regular dental care… but occurred in less than a single month!
Over the years, the use of this nutrient in dental health has practically vanished. That’s a great injustice to anyone who suffers from gum disease. Worse, it may be damaging much more than your dental health.
Poor Dental Health Linked to Poor Physical Health
You’ve probably heard that your oral health can have a direct impact on your risk for heart disease. And it’s true.
When the bacterium responsible for periodontal disease (P. gingivalis) escapes into your blood stream, it damages the walls of your blood vessels, contributes to the buildup of arterial plaque and can even cause blood clots.
These are all events that can easily lead to a heart attack, stroke and other cardiovascular problems.
But heart disease isn’t the only health condition linked to gum disease.
It turns out that the DNA from dental gingivitis can actually get into your synovial fluid. This is the fluid that surrounds your joints and prevents friction when you move.
Now here’s the thing. Once your synovial membrane becomes inflamed with the foreign DNA it results in swelling, pain, stiffness and yes! Even arthritis.
It can also lead to earlier onset and faster progression of the disease … including increased bone and cartilage destruction. And the more oral problems you have, the more joints will be affected.
Additionally, gum inflammation and gingivitis are associated with increased risk of Alzheimer’s disease, erectile dysfunction and diabetes. So it’s a good idea to stop it in its tracks, long before you start losing more than just your teeth.
Save Your Teeth, Save Your Life
In some folks, dental treatment and oral hygiene can correct gum disease and help prevent all of the health conditions associated with it.
But even the best care in the world won’t save your gums and teeth if a CoQ10 deficiency is causing your woes.
That’s right. The nutrient I was referring to earlier is CoQ10.
If you want heal and repair your periodontal tissue, it requires the production of energy. And that’s something CoQ10 supplies in abundance. This enzyme is responsible for around 95% of the energy consumed at the cellular level.
And it’s something you don’t want to run short on. That’s because CoQ10 deficiencies cause a lot more problems than gum disease and tooth loss.
Low levels of this nutrient are found in people with cancer, heart disease, diabetes, Parkinson’s and other neurodegenerative diseases. Deficiency is also linked to dementia, immune system conditions and even tinnitus.
And here’s a very important point: If you take a statin drug, you’re at very high risk of suffering from depleted levels of this enzyme. So it’s an absolute must for anyone taking this class of drugs to supplement with CoQ10 daily.
Even if you don’t take a statin, CoQ10 is one of the nutrients I recommend everyone take daily – no matter your age, the condition of your health or your current energy levels.
The most biologically active form of CoQ10 is called ubiquinol. It’s significantly more absorbable than regular CoQ10. Take 100 mg daily and your gums, heart and entire body will reap the benefits.
And by the way, don’t forget to brush, floss and get regular dental cleanings!
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