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Preventing gum disease
February 16, 2014, 10:39 am

Gum disease among women is a surprisingly common condition, fortunately, there are many foods that help prevent or improve gum disease; here are a few:

Lean beef: Containing vitamin B6, and high in zinc, a mineral with anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, and immunity-boosting properties, lean beef can help fight gum disease. l

Sweet potatoes: Loaded with beta carotene, a powerful antioxidant that helps the body fills its vitamin A needs, sweet potatoes help fight inflammation that accompanies gum disease. Sweet potatoes also provide an excellent substitute to make fries, mashed potatoes, or roast potatoes.

Cottage Cheese: With plenty of calcium and vitamin D, cottage cheese provides some of the most essential vitamins and minerals that are needed for keeping your teeth and jawbone strong and healthy. Strong and healthy teeth are less susceptible to gum disease, as bacteria are less likely to seep into your gums.

Aloe Vera juice: This juice with its antibacterial properties will help fight off and kill bacteria in the mouth that can cause gum disease. It can also help to relieve and heal mouth ulcers and canker sores while also repairing gum tissue. Since it also acts as natural laxative, aloe vera juice is best used as as a mouthwash rather than as a drink.

Limes: Lime juice can help towards preventing and treating gum disease, because it slows down and kills the harmful bacteria that can cause the condition, and it also prevents plaque buildup. At the same time, limes are also rich in vitamin C, which helps to keep gum tissue strong and healthy and prevent tooth decay.

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