I’ve told you before about the link between un-healthy teeth and gums and heart disease. And you may know that mouth problems are often connected to other serious conditions like diabetes and leukemia.
Well I’ve got some great news!
It turns out that a simple supplement… one I already recommend for everyone… may be the key to keeping your chompers healthy. According to the results of a new study, omega-3-packed fish oil supplements could significantly improve your periodontal health.
Keep your teeth in tip-top shape
In the 12-week double-blind study, volunteers with moderate to severe periodontal problems were given standard dental treatments (scaling and root planning) and either a daily placebo, or an omega-3 fish oil fatty acid supplement (180 mg EPA and 120 mg DHA).
The inflammation-fighting omega-3 fish oil produced some impressive results. The lucky volunteers who got the fish oil saw a significant improvement in their gingivitis and gum bleeding. And the deep pockets between their teeth and gums… a classic hallmark of periodontal disease… were vastly reduced, sliced almost in half.
So if you haven’t already heeded my advice and started taking a daily fish oil supplement you now have one more reason to start. And if you’re already taking one, you can feel good that you’re helping to keep your teeth in tip-top shape.