Periodontitis is inflammation of the gum tissue and can with time lead to the loss of teeth and has also been shown to be a risk factor for cardiovascular disease. Brushing and flossing your teeth regularly is of course important. What is also important is to have dietary and lifestyle habits that help reduce inflammation. One of the factors affecting inflammation was investigated in the study reviewed here. Omega 3 fatty acids and its association with periodontitis were studied in 9,182 adults ages 20 years and older (Naqvi AZ, et al. 2010). The researchers concluded that higher intake of especially docosahexaenoic acid (DHA), but also although to a lesser degree eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) were associated with lower prevalence of periodontitis. A lot of research has shown that omega 3 fatty acids help to reduce inflammation, that is one of the reasons why it is providing many health benefits.
Omega 3 fatty acids from fish oil is something everybody can benefit from since we usually don't get enough omega 3 fat in our diet. EPA and DHA are the active ingredients in fish oil, so be sure to use a product which has higher amounts of these ingredients and has been checked thoroughly for contaminants. The formula "Better Fish Oil," is a pharmaceutical grade fish oil with higher amounts of EPA and DHA. Click here to read more about all the benefits of omega 3 fatty acids.