Janssen Dental recommends multi-pronged approach for dental patients in Green Bay

You already know that regular brushing, traditional flossing, and the use of a water flossing device are the first steps in maintaining healthy teeth and gums. For some of our patients, however, bleeding gums from a nutritional deficiency still produce oral health challenges that call for an additional strategy.

Dr. Craig Janssen recommends adding a daily regimen of specific supplements to address cases of bleeding gums from nutritional deficiency. Key among supplements you should consider are vitamin D3, vitamin K2, liposomal vitamin C, magnesium, zinc, and iodine. These supplements depend on each other for optimal results.

For example, vitamin D3 helps your body absorb elements such as calcium, magnesium and phosphate. However, vitamin D3 needs vitamin K2 in order to generate optimal results. Low vitamin K2 levels may result in vitamin D3 causing calcium to move into the kidneys or deposit in the arteries rather than finding its way into your bones as it should.

We don’t get enough vitamin D from the sun this time of year

Low vitamin D is a nutritional deficiency that can cause bleeding gums and osteoporosis. This deficiency can result in lower bone mineral density because vitamin D plays an important role in your body’s ability to metabolize minerals. Vitamin D deficiency can cause your ability to absorb dietary calcium to be as little as 15 percent compared to our normal 60-80 percent absorption rate.

We naturally gain vitamin D from exposure to UVB rays from the sun. Unfortunately, our dental patients in Green Bay and northeastern Wisconsin receive far less sun exposure this time of year. This means supplementation is even more important in your efforts to prevent of bleeding gums from nutritional deficiency.

Contact our office for Dr. Craig’s specific recommendations to prevent bleeding gums from nutritional deficiency. You also can browse our online catalog of high-quality nutritional supplements and health drinks by clicking here or visiting the Patient Center tab of our website. A member of our team will contact you to complete your order, and you can always feel free to contact us with any questions.

About Janssen Dental Clinic in Green Bay, Wisconsin

Janssen Dental Clinic features the dental expertise of Dr. Craig Janssen, a third-generation dentist serving patients in Green Bay, Wisconsin, and the surrounding area. Dr. Craig and his staff specialize in oral health as a component of overall well-being, a philosophy of care known as biological dentistry. They have expertise in reducing the fear and anxiety that people of all ages feel over going to the dentist, with services ranging from routine cleanings to restorative and cosmetic procedures. Call (920) 983-8383 to schedule an appointment. New patients are always welcome.