Fighting Gum Disease Naturally
What you need to know about CoQ10 and Gum Disease
What is CoQ10?
Coenzyme Q10, or CoQ10 for short, is a fat (oil) soluble substance which occurs naturally and is found in every cell of the human body. CoQ10's alternate name, ubiquinone, was derived from the word ubiquitous which means "present everywhere."
CoQ10 is considered a "co" enzyme because it plays an important supplemental role in several key areas of the energy production within our cells.
CoQ10 is considered vitamin-like. Vitamins are nutrients which are not manufactured by the body so they must be obtained through food, supplements and the environment. CoQ10 is made by the body, however, as we age our bodies make less of it. Supplementing with CoQ10 can be beneficial in raising the bodily CoQ10 count to acceptable levels.
CoQ10 is also an antioxidant which helps the body defend itself against and prevent damage by free radicals. Free radicals are atoms (or groups of them) that are unstable and can attack and destroy healthy cells. Antioxidants neutralize free radicals so they can no longer do any damage.
The Gum Disease - CoQ10 Connection
Simply put, gum disease is caused by harmful bacteria irritating the gums which can cause inflammation and discomfort. Left untreated, early stages of gum disease can progress into more advanced stages which cause the gums to pull away from the teeth, infection sets in and in extreme cases, tooth loss can occur.
Brushing teeth 2 or 3 times each day along with regular visits to a dental hygienist for cleaning and a dentist for oral health checkups can help keep gum disease at bay. Antioxidants are also beneficial in keeping gums healthy by boosting immunity of the gums and also fighting off free radical damage caused by harmful bacteria.
Studies have shown that people with gum disease have lower levels of CoQ10 in their gum tissue. Based on this finding, further studies proved that applying CoQ10 to diseased gum tissue as well as taking CoQ10 supplements created significant improvements in gum disease symptoms.
Perfect Smile to the Rescue!
Perfect Smile's complete line of advanced oral care products including toothpaste, mouthwash and chewing gum, all include CoQ10 to help fight and even reverse the symptoms of gum disease.
Moreover, our exclusive version of CoQ10, called MicroActive CoQ10 Complex, is produced from a patented process that makes it significantly more absorbable by the gum tissue. In fact, a study showed MicroActive CoQ10 Complex to be 22 times more absorbable by the body than standard CoQ10!
And we don't stop there. In addition to our exclusive Microactive CoQ10 Complex, we also include a special, long-lasting form of Vitamin C (called sodium ascorbyl phosphate) and Xylitol in our gum disease fighting formula to provide even more benefits and protection. Vitamin C has also been found to be deficient in those with gum disease. And in addition to being a natural, sugar free sweetener, Xylitol also possesses special properties that help suppress the growth of harmful strains of oral bacteria.