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Vitamin E – Improve Your Oral Health 

by Sakshi Patkar
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Vitamin-E is an essential nutrient that is receiving growth attention in the prevention of precancerous lesions because of its anti oxidant properties. The main natural sources of vitamin are fresh vegetables, vegetable oils, cereals and nuts.
Major role of Vitamin E in oral health
1- can mitigate the oral cancer
2- Reducing the inflammation
3-Role as antioxidant
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1- Mitigation of oral cancer to some extent 
Oral cancer is one of the major global threads to public health. The development of oral cancer is tobacco related mainly. Vitamin-E can inhibit reaction of the tobacco specific nitrosamine which undergoes specific activation, detoxification process.

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 Dietary substitute such as vitamin-E can prevent oral cancer at a very early stage that is in premalignant lesions, in premalignant conditions.
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 Main action of vitamin E in mitigating oral cancer. 
1-It increase immunity, controls free radicals mediated cell disturbances, maintains membrane integrity, inhibit cancer cell growth, cytotoxicity.
2-Vitamin-E as an antioxidant helps in prevention and slow the growth of Head and Neck cancer
3-It also improve the effects of cancer chemotherapy and reduce the side effects from both chemotherapy and radiation therapy for cancer patientts.
4-Inhibits oral cavity carcinogenesis.
5-Reduces the risk of developing oral cancer.
6-Causes reversal of premalignant lesion like oral leukoplakia.
A weak antioxidant defense system makes the mucosal cells more vulnerable to the cytotoxic effect of reactive oxygen species. This creates in intracellular environment more favourable for DNA damage and disease progression. So, antioxidant supplement (vitamin C and E) may have role in oral cancer patients.
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Oral cancer is generally preceded by precancerous lesions which include leukoplakia, lichen planus, oral submucous fibrosis, oral epithelial dysplasia, erythroplakia. The major risk factor of pharyngeal cancer is tobacco and alcohol in Asian countries chewing tobacco, betal nuts, are major risk factors. In these above lesions Vitamin-E as an antioxidant playsa  preventive role.
2-Role in Inflammation
Vitamin E can help to control periodontal disease is through its ability to prevent inflammation. Chronic inflammation plays an important role in some cases of periodontal disease.
3-Vitamin E is also an antioxidant; 
it prevents the activity of harmful free radicals, which oxidize and damage your tissues. The presence of antioxidants in your mouth can damage your gum tissue, helping promote the development of periodontal disease
consuming vitamin E might help to restore vitamin E levels in and around gum tissue, potentially helping to treat or prevent periodontal disease in some individuals.
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4-Vitamin E can play a beneficial role for supplemental vitamin-E in diabetes based on lowered serum levels of glycosylated hemoglobin and triglyceride.
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