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CoQ10, Heart Health and Gum Disease

One of the enduring questions about oral health today is how much of an impact a condition like gum disease has on a health condition like heart disease. But regardless of the full connection, a nutritional supplement may help patients who are struggling with both. It’s called CoQ10.

CoQ10 is a naturally-occurring enzyme that can be found in the body, in some foods, and can be created safely in a lab. In many cases, a patient with a heart condition has a CoQ10 deficiency. Conversely, adding more CoQ10 to a patient’s diet may have a beneficial effect on treating, preventing, and reversing a range of problems, some heart-related, some not.

Those conditions include:

It’s also been shown that CoQ10 can have a positive impact on gum disease. In preliminary studies focusing on this relationship, CoQ10 was taken orally as a supplement and applied directly to the patient’s gum tissue. Both treatment methods may be helpful for treating or preventing this common oral health conditions.

Do you have questions about the relationship between gum disease and heart disease, and how CoQ10 may benefit the body? Call Bethesda Sedation Dentistry today to reserve an appointment with our team. Dr. Schlossberg and Dr. Klotz provide effective dental care to patients from Bethesda, Chevy Chase, Rockville, Potomac, Annapolis, Crofton, Baltimore, Crownsville, and Washington DC.