Fish Oil Could Make Your Gums Healthy


healthy teethFish oil is not only beneficial for the brain, but it can also improve oral health. A recent study found that fish oil has anti-inflammatory properties to resolve inflammation and restore the dental health of gums.

According to Times of India, fish oil has anti-inflammatory properties that effectively prevent periodontitis, where the gum tissue brake away from the teeth.

Fish oil contains eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) which is a type of omega-3 fatty acids. In the medical world, this content is often used to cope with serious inflammation.

The study involved over 9,000 adults who underwent dental examination. Research carried out while taking notice of demographic data, ethnicity, education, and socio-economic and other factors that potentially obscure the results of the study. Prevalence of periodontitis in the study sample was 8.2 percent.

As a result, there are about 20 per cent reduction in the prevalence of periodontitis in those who consume foods containing polyunsaturated fats such as salmon, peanut butter, margarine, and nuts. The study is published in the Journal of the American Dietetic Association.

“This therapy may be a method that is cheaper and safer for the prevention and treatment of periodontitis,” said Asghar Naqvi Z from the Department of Medicine, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center.