Vitamin E BenefitsAre you getting enough Vitamin E in your diet? If not… you should. That’s because Vitamin E is considered to be an antioxidant which protects cells from free radical damage. In fact, this vitamin is so essential to the body… it is required for structural and functional maintenance of your muscles. Recently, it has been considered a factor in preventing damage to eyes, Alzheimer’s disease, and even some forms of cancer. It also has great benefits for your hair, skin, and nails. Vitamin E is also very important for your dental health. The antioxidant properties fight periodontal (gum) disease, which many dental experts say is caused by an increased production of a highly reactive form of oxygen that causes damage to dental tissues. Vitamin E serves as a buffer to prevent dental tissue damage from happening.

Below is a list of foods which contain Vitamin E:

  • Vegetable Oil
  • Avocados
  • Nuts
  • Peanut Butter
  • Wheat Germ
  • Sunflower Seeds
  • Dried Apricots
  • Pickled Green Oilves
  • Cooked Spinach
  • Cooked Taro Root

Periodontal diseases range from gum inflammation to major damage to the soft tissue and bone that support your teeth. In the worst cases, teeth are lost. If you think you may be suffering from this disease… Dental Partners of 5th Avenue can help you. Please contact us for treatment options and to set up an appointment.