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Oral Care Glossary

Oral Care Glossary
Dental Speak, Defined.

Dentists and Hygienist have a language all their own. This guide breaks down the professional terminology into everyday language.

Vitamin C

Vitamin C helps to form and maintain bones, blood vessels, skin, tendons and ligaments. It is necessary for wound healing, repair of cartilage, and teeth and gingival health. Deficiency of Vitamin C has been shown to slow the healing process and cause bleeding of the gum tissue. It is vital to have the adequate doses of vitamin C. Please consult a nutritionist or your physician.

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