Category Archives: Gum Diseases

Recommendation for bleeding gums?

Q: Dear Dr. Mao, My gums bleed when I brush my teeth, except right after a visit to the dentist. What would you recommend I do? A: Bleeding gums can be caused by a bioflavonoid deficiency. You can help by taking bioflavonoids in supplemental form and eating fruits, like oranges, that are rich in bioflavonoids….

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Treating gum disease?

Q: Dear Dr. Mao, Can you offer some advice for treating gum disease? A: Periodontal disease begins with gum inflammation and progresses to pockets of infection, bone loss, and loosening of the teeth. It is present in 90% of individuals over the age of 65. The best treatment for gum disease is prevention, which includes…

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