Vitamin C Deficiencies

Vitamin C - be sure you are getting your daily dose.  It helps the body repair and maintain connective tissue, and its antioxidant effects are important to help fight against periodontal disease.  A large 2010 study found that people who consumed less than the recommended daily dose of vitamin C (60 mg or about one orange) were 1.5 times more likely to develop severe gingivitis than those who consumed more than 180 mg each day.  (It should be noted that smoking also depletes your vitamin C resources.)  As residents (or snow-birds) of Florida where oranges are plentiful all year round, we have no excuse for not getting our daily "C"!



Douglas C. Wendt Jr., D.D.S.

For over 30 years now, it has been my pleasure to provide quality periodontal and implant dentistry to the Tampa community.  Our goal has always been, and will continue to be, dedication and a commitment to excellence. My education to become a periodontist started when I attended Virginia Tech where I received (2) Bachelor degrees, one in International Relations and the other in Biology.


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