5 Signs Your Gums Need Help

Even though we’ve brushed our teeth regularly for years, did you know that most people (75% of adults) still have some form of gum disease? That’s huge!

In fact, that’s such a high proportion of people, there’s a strong likelihood that you may be one of the 75% experiencing the beginning stages of gum disease and not even realize it. 

If you’re feeling concerned about a mouth-related issue, here are a few tell-tale signs to look out for so you can nip gum disease in the bud before it progresses any further. 

So what are the signs you need to look out for?

Bad Breath 

According to the ancient practice of Ayurveda, the root cause of bad breath is poor digestion and/or poor oral hygiene.

Bad breath is much more common than we think, and one of those topics that many people don’t feel comfortable addressing. While bad breath can be linked to many issues, it’s also a sign that your gums need help. Find out more about how to combat bad breath using natural remedies, in our blog, “Ancient Remedies for Bad Breath.”

Bleeding Gums 

Bleeding gums are a common health issue that doesn’t necessarily indicate a dire situation. But it does indicate that your gums are not as resilient as they could be and that they’re vulnerable to bacterial infection or sensitive to mechanical insults, such as brushing too hard or flossing incorrectly.

So if you notice that your gums are bleeding while doing normal activities, such as eating an apple or any other crisp foods, you are likely experiencing the beginning stages of gum disease – gingivitis (gum inflammation as a result of the gums being infected). 

Read, “Why are my gums bleeding?” to find out more about bleeding gums. 

Sore or inflamed gums 

Sore or swollen gums are an indication of a bacterial infection in the gums.

It can be quite easy to ignore sore gums if it’s not too severe, but it’s important to seek treatment right away, as this could be the first sign of gum disease. 

Possible causes for your sore and swollen gums include brushing too hard, improper flossing techniques, infection, or gum disease. Other causes include vitamin K deficiency or hormonal changes during pregnancy or menopause.

But it is most likely that your sore gums are an indicator of the first stage of gum disease – gingivitis. Gingivitis is inflammation of the gums and is commonly caused by a buildup of plaque or bacteria accumulating on the gumline. If left untreated, gingivitis can progress to periodontitis – a much more serious form of gum disease.

Read, “Nature’s Remedy For Sore and Swollen Gums,” for more information.


Gum sensitivity is something that most people experience from time to time and usually isn’t anything to worry about. But like sore gums, sensitivity of the gums can indicate a bacterial infection. Sensitive gums can also indicate receding gums, where more tooth surface area is exposed around the roots and nerves. 

If you suspect your gums are receding, take a look at our article, “is it Actually Possible To Reverse Receding Gums?”

Painful or loose teeth 

If your teeth feel loose, then chances are, you have an advanced form of gum disease called periodontitis. This means that many of the cells that hold the tooth root to the jawbone have died off from infection. This likely started when plaque calcified into hard, acid-soaked tartar, causing lesions in gum tissue through which infecting bacteria could enter.  Bacterial infections could also have caused deep gum pockets, bringing infection very close to the tooth roots.  While painless at first, eventually the infection reaches the tooth root and can cause pain, and sometimes it gets so advanced that the loss of teeth is unavoidable.

If you are experiencing any of the above symptoms, we recommend paying a visit to your dentist, who will be able to advise you of how serious your condition is. 

The next step

The good news is that we have a formula that can help bring your gums back to life!

Good-Gums natural solution for gum health!

Whether you use our formula to support your flossing or when brushing, Good-Gums is an all-natural solution particularly formulated to support the health of gums and give help where it’s needed most. And the best thing about Good-Gums is its ability to work with your body’s natural processes, whose predisposition is to heal and nurture. 

While supporting the growth of healthier gum cells, Good-Gums also has herbal ingredients that soothe sore gums; myrrh and peppermint are famous for their soothing properties.

To help control the population of plaque-producing bacteria, peppermint and cinnamon act as mild antimicrobials.  Baking soda buffers the acidity, making the oral environment less favorable for plaque-producing bacteria to multiply.

Good-Gums helps remove plaque, using cranberry, which has the unusual property of loosening the grip of plaque so that it can more easily be removed during brushing and flossing.

We believe your gums can improve by the combination of these three strategies: active nutritional help for the formation of healthier gum cells, soothing sore tissue, and reducing the numbers of and contact by infectious agents.

Our goal for you is to have fully restored, healthy gum tissue firmly reattached to your teeth, tight gum pockets and no inflammation or irritation, soreness, infection or bleeding – ever again.

How long until you can see results:

It depends on the individual and the condition of your oral health. Generally speaking, positive results of using Good-Gums are seen more quickly in people that have more acute oral health issues, such as bleeding or swollen gums. If you’ve had periodontal disease that resulted in the death of gum cells and in the reduction of gum tissue, then it will take significantly longer, because it requires growing additional cells that currently don’t even exist yet.

But from the very first day of using Good-Gums, many of our customers notice a positive difference.  Your mouth typically has that “just back from the dentist” feeling when the removal of soft plaque is so complete.  With each passing day of diligent use, you can expect a continuation of that feeling and, if you’ve had chronic bad breath, a reduction of that, too!

Our herbal formula is designed to absorb into your gums, putting back all the vital nutrients that are necessary to get your gums back in tip-top shape.

Thank goodness for Good Gums!!

If you’d like to give Good-Gums a try, click here.

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