Coenzyme Q10's Role in the Treatment for Periodontal Disease

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  • Topic: Oral hygiene, Periodontitis, Gingivitis
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Coenzyme Q10’s Role in Treatment for Periodontal Disease

Good oral hygiene is not simply a matter of maintaining appearances. In the absence of cautious oral care, plaque and tartar will build up, resulting in gingivitis and possibly progressing to periodontal disease. And periodontal disease has been associated with increased risks of conditions ranging from heart disease to stroke and even pancreatic cancer. By harnessing natural bioactive components, such as pomegranate, green tea, and coenzyme Q10, these modem medicines have improved the odds of winning the battle against dental degradation and related systemic illnesses. (Article 1) Gum diseases such as gingivitis and periodontal disease result in a painful swelling and bleeding of the gums. Gum disease, is also known as periodontal disease. Periodontal disease is at its worst when the gums, deeper supporting tissue, and potentially the bone surrounding teeth become infected and inflamed. Periodontal disease starts with simple plaque on the teeth, a sticky white substance that coats teeth. It's formed when bacteria in the mouth mixes with saliva and residues from starchy foods and sugar in your diet. If plaque isn't properly removed from teeth by brushing and flossing, it accumulates and hardens underneath the gum line into tartar. Once tartar builds up, it's much more difficult to remove than plaque and usually requires a cleaning by a dentist. Over time, it can lead to inflamed gums, or gingivitis. This is a mild form of periodontal disease. One of the most common symptoms is darker red gums that bleed with brushing or flossing. Professional cleaning can reverse gingivitis if it is caught at the early stages. Coenzyme Q10 is a substance naturally produced by the body that is involved in several important biological processes. Deficiencies in coenzyme Q10 have been linked to several health conditions, including gum disease. Researchers are investigating if treatment with coenzyme Q10 supplements can...
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