Oral Care Glossary
Dentists and Hygienist have a language all their own. This guide breaks down the professional terminology into everyday language.
Folic acid is a water-soluble B vitamin is usually seen in green leafy vegetables, peas, nuts and fruits. It is a necessary vitamin to help in the formation of healthy cells in the body. Research suggests that folic acid is associated with less bleeding in people with gingivitis. Many people in the U.S. already receive some folic acid in their diets because the U.S. Food and Drug Administration requires folic acid to be added to grain products and is seen in multivitamin products.