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A Tale of Two Hygienists Podcast

Nov 14, 2022

This week we are loving up on Thanksgiving once again, this time talking about a favorite dessert, and that is of course pumpkin pie. Who doesn't love it when your waistband is so stretched out from that fabulous Thanksgiving dinner and yet you still find a little bit more room for a tiny little slice of pumpkin pie? Today we discuss pumpkin, and the effects of pumpkin on the periodontium. 




In fact, pumpkin is extremely dense in vitamin A. We know that vitamin A plays a critical role in being able to create sustainability in health in the oral cavity. In fact, vitamin A plays a key role in the maintenance of our oral epithelium.”


“We actually found conclusively in this study that pumpkin seed oil is a potent anti-inflammatory agent that can be used topically for the treatment of gingivitis without any subsequent side effects.”






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