For decades among many cultures seaweedtang has been used to prevent and treat gingivitis also known as periodontal or gum disease. Gingivitis is an inflammation and infection caused by unhealthy bacteria in the mouth affecting the gums and teeth. More than four hundred types of bacteria are known to cause dental plaque, decay your teeth and weaken your immune system. Research shows that plaques effects are not limited to the oral cavity, but that the oral bacteria can enter the bloodstrem and cause cazrdiovascular and organ damage over time, ultimately contributing to heart attacks, strokes, diabetes and even premature death. Eating both red and brown seaweedstang on a regular bases can help fight infection and promote healthy mucous membranes and gums.