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Brushing away dental disease with omega-3?

Well, that’s according to a new study from Japan…and we must admit that we couldn’t agree more.

You see, in addition to the risk of losing teeth, dental diseases are usually the result of bacteria-triggered inflammatory host responses that cause destruction of alveolar bone and periodontal connective tissue. Dental diseases have also been implicated has risk factors for cardiovascular disease.

So where does omega-3 come into play?

Well, that’s according to a new study from Japan*…and we must admit that we couldn’t agree more.

You see, in addition to the risk of losing teeth, dental diseases are usually the result of bacteria-triggered inflammatory host responses that cause destruction of alveolar bone and periodontal connective tissue. Dental diseases have also been implicated has risk factors for cardiovascular disease.

So where does omega-3 come into play? In brief…anti-inflammatory properties. Omega-3 fatty acids have been shown to inhibit inflammatory mediators and our Omega 3 / DHA Fish Oil is proven to have more than two and a half times** the anti-inflammatory properties of other fish oils.

*Source: Nutrition
Published online ahead of print, doi: 10.1016/j.nut.2009.09.010
“Longitudinal relationship between dietary ω-3 fatty acids and periodontal disease”
Authors: M. Iwasaki, A. Yoshihara, P. Moynihan, R. Watanabe, G.W. Taylor, H. Miyazaki

**Results as per the clinical trial performed by Dr Paul Davis and Dr Annalee O’Rourke of Trinity Bioactives Ltd, Wellington, New Zealand.

2 Comments

  • “Hi Sheila You’re right. We’re not implying that people physically brush their teeth with omega-3. Instead, we’re referring to the anti-inflammatory benefits of ingesting omega-3 fatty acids…therefore helping the gums from deep within. Hope this helps clear any misunderstandings that could be interpreted from the headline. ”

    Xtend-Life Expert March 29 2010

  • “In my research on gum disease, most of it concludes that if any material doesnt reach down deep into the gum pocket where the infection is, then it doesn’t have much value.  Therefore my question is, how could brushing eliminate deep pockets”

    sheila March 29 2010

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