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I Do Not Like Citrus Fruit. Am I Getting Enough Vitamin C For My Gums?


Posted on 4/1/2024 by Weo Admin
close of a hand holding vitaminsWe find this hard to believe sometimes, but some people do not like citrus fruit! The biggest reason is an allergy or an aversion to citrus, which is why their bodies do not tolerate it well. If you are not a citrus fruit person, how can you make sure your gums are getting enough vitamin C?

Why Vitamin C Is Important


Vitamin C is one of the most essential vitamins for gums. First, it helps blood flow and improves circulation in your blood vessels, which ensures that your gums are getting enough nutrients. Second, vitamin C is one of the most important vitamins for reducing inflammation and strengthening your immune system against disease. Reducing inflammation is key for your gums because it helps to lower your risk of gum disease. Gum disease is one of the most common diseases you can have, especially as you age. Also, vitamin C helps your body heal after a dental procedure, such as a root canal or a deep gum cleaning.

Sources of Vitamin C


Luckily, there are several sources of vitamin C in other foods besides citrus fruits. Strawberries are a great source of vitamin C, and they are not citrus fruit. In fact, strawberries belong to the same fruit family as peaches, so they should not react with your body in the same way.

In addition to strawberries, other fruits that are full of vitamin C but are not citrus fruit include currants, especially black currants. Cherries are also a good source of vitamin C. There are other sources of vitamin C that are not fruit at all. Sources of vitamin C include peppers, broccoli, Brussels sprouts, and other leafy green vegetables.

If you are not sure you are getting enough vitamin C, you can always take a multivitamin that contains the vitamin. Vitamin C is also available as a liquid that you can add to smoothies or other drinks to make sure you are meeting your nutritional needs. Do you have questions about your nutrition and preventing gum disease? We can help. Reach out to us today so we can set up an appointment with one of our dentists.

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