Do your gums bleed when you floss or bite into crisp food like an apple? Are you worried about the health of your gums and about whether it’s a sign that you might eventually lose some teeth? Each time your gums bleed do you feel worried that something might be wrong and are unsure of what to do?
We’ve all been there! Bleeding gums are extremely common; our gums are sensitive little things so it doesn’t take much to aggravate them.
Don’t worry! Good-Gums is here to help!
The ingredients in Good-Gums are specifically designed to help your body heal itself naturally. Many users of Good-Gums have found that their gums became firm, pink and no longer bled; you can also expect to feel confident that your gums are healthy and even if, on occasion, you lapse and experience bleeding gums again, you’ll know what to do about it!
I’ve only used it for a week and a half, but already no bleeding gums. My gums don’t hurt like they did before.*
What does it mean to have bleeding gums?
If your gums bleed during normal activities, like flossing or eating crisp food, you’ve got a manifestation of gingivitis (literally an inflammation of the gums due to their being infected). If caught early enough before it progresses to tissue-destroying periodontal disease, it’s an early stage of gum disease and the infected tissue can be saved.
The infection of gum tissue almost always comes from extended exposure to plaque and tartar (dental calculus). Plaque is a soft and mostly transparent biofilm that’s formed by bacteria onto the teeth close to the gum margin, and it only takes hours to form. In its soft state it’s possible to mostly remove it with oral hygiene practices at home. If left undisturbed, plaque absorbs minerals in saliva, and in just a little more than a day, plaque starts to calcify into hard mineral deposits that are harder than bone and cemented so tightly to teeth that it takes metal implements to remove them. These calcifications are called tartar or dental calculus.
Tartar is acid-soaked from the by-products of the bacterial feeding process, and where the tartar touches the gums, tiny lesions form in the gums’ surface epithelial cells, through which bacteria can invade and infect the interior of the gums. A bacterial infection of your gums makes them sensitive, often swollen and subject to bleeding easily. Bleeding gums are a sign that bacteria has already infected your gums, that lesions have opened in your gum linings, that tartar has formed at the gum line, and that plaque has “set up shop” to start the whole process.
If you can really rectify the situation at this point (and not merely allow the flare-up to subside while the infection travels deeper into your oral tissues), you’re likely to avoid the complications that arise when tooth-supporting tissues get infected to the point of destruction.
At this stage, your priority is to remove the irritating tartar and plaque, to remove the infection, and to support the vulnerable tissue while it recovers from its infection. Let’s see how Good-Gums can help!
I would highly recommend Good Gums for maintaining overall oral health! My son, on a visit to his dentist was reprimanded on not brushing his teeth well enough and was told he had 4 cavities; He had bleeding of the gums, teeth were stained yellow, and was scheduled to come back in for a second visit for fillings. Meanwhile, we bought Good Gums; my son loved it! No more having to coax him to brush his teeth everyday! His second visit proved how successful Good Gums was in keeping his teeth in good shape, for his dentist raved about how well his teeth looked (and no more bleeding gums). I sure wished we would have had purchased this great product before the cavities!*
How our combination of ingredients help:
Whether you use when brushing, as an aid to flossing or as a mouthwash, Good-Gums is particularly formulated to help the gums. It works with your body’s natural processes, whose predisposition is to heal and nurture. Good-Gums takes advantage of two facts about your gums: their cells have some of the fastest replacement rates in your body, and they are comprised almost entirely of connective tissue. In most of the body a cell lives for weeks, months or even years before being replaced, while a new gum cell is replaced after only 5 to 7 days. Healthier gum cells can start taking the place of less-healthy cells quickly, if they are given what they need. Particularly for connective tissue cells, what they need during their formation is a large amount of vitamin C. Good-Gums provides a healthy amount of vitamin C, plus citrus bioflavonoids that help the body utilize the vitamin C.
The Good-Gums formula dissolves right in the mouth to be absorbed directly by the gums, where it’s needed the most. The Good-Gums formula contains a lot of alkaline baking soda to buffer the acidity of its vitamin C, thereby protecting your enamel from acid erosion. To keep the alkaline baking soda from reacting with the acidic vitamin C in the bottle, the entire formula is kept in a dry powder state. When the powder meets saliva in your mouth, it becomes a liquid solution that starts getting absorbed by the gums immediately before the two ingredients react to weaken the vitamin C.
Good-Gums encourages absorption by forestalling an ion imbalance that would otherwise stop absorption through cell membranes. Good-Gums contains French grey sea salt, with a mineral balance similar to human-produced fluids (so much so that it was successfully used in place of blood for transfusions to some wounded sailors in WW-II, when blood wasn’t available). Since more of the Good-Gums solution can be absorbed, it can do its work quicker and better.
Besides 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 the 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.
To help remove plaque from constant contact with the gum margins (where they can re-infect the gums), 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.
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.
Try it and see for yourself…
Ways to use Good-Gums for bleeding gums:
The way in which your gum problem manifests and where it manifests within the structure of the mouth determine the most effective way to apply Good-Gums. The location of bleeding is typically right at the gum margins, and not hidden deep in inaccessible gum pockets, so addressing it is fairly straightforward. As in every manifestation, it’s important to remove plaque from the gum margins (so that it won’t calcify into calculus or cause future infections). There are three ways to do this with Good-Gums: toothbrushing, flossing and interdental (interproximal) brushing. These three also help to massage the Good-Gums solution into the gums at the same time.
2-in-1 Good-Gums – the 100% natural mouthwash for bleeding gums
Good-Gums can act as a powdered concentrate that becomes a potent liquid mouthwash when it dissolves in your mouth’s saliva. As soon as Good-Gums powder dissolves in your saliva, the ingredients activate. Vitamin C (vital for healing) is absorbed by your gum tissue as the other natural ingredients get to work on bad bacteria, nutrifying and cleansing your whole mouth, supporting your body’s natural healing processes. Good-Gums contains no toxic or artificial ingredients that interfere with natural healing so your gums can soothe, strengthen, and heal themselves naturally!
Tooth brushing is an essential practice for breaking up plaque on the front (outer) surfaces and also the back (inner) surfaces of teeth. Brushing with Good-Gums uses a slightly different technique than brushing with toothpaste. That’s because toothpaste relies on the abrasives in it to grind away plaque, which is somewhat effective but which also grinds away molecules from the surface of tooth enamel. Good-Gums doesn’t have any abrasives added, but instead uses an herbal ingredient that relaxes bacteria’s adhesive grip, so that the toothbrush can more easily remove the plaque. Toothbrushes intended for use with abrasive-laden toothpaste are relatively hard, even when they’re labeled “medium” or “soft; with Good-Gums use an “extra-soft” toothbrush. Instead of using a toothbrush to grind abrasive paste into where plaque forms, a toothbrush is used to massage a dissolved solution of Good-Gums into the plaque and into the gums as well; then the brush sweeps away the loosened debris. Electric toothbrushes can be used with Good-Gums; they almost always come with extra soft bristles.
Mouthwash for bleeding gums
The power of nature in Good-Gums is released as soon as the pure ingredients dissolve in your mouth’s saliva instantly activating to create a potent mouthwash or oral rinse. The vitamin-rich, saline-neutral, pH-neutral formula goes to work straight away bathing your whole mouth in bacteria-fighting, gum-soothing and nutrifying liquid.
Here’s how to use Good-Gums 2-in-1 tooth & gum powder and mouthwash to treat bleeding gums. Place a portion of the powder in your mouth (the same amount that you’d use on your toothbrush). Feel the powder easily and quickly dissolve in your mouth’s saliva and enjoy the taste! Then gently swoosh the liquid around your whole mouth. You can almost feel the ingredients going to work, softening plaque, soothing irritation, helping your gums heal, nutrifying all of your mouth’s soft tissues and fortifying your gums with a huge dose of Vitamin C (equivalent to eating a whole orange, every time you use it) Take your time, about 2 minutes, then spit or swallow – whichever you prefer. For a little more absorption, we recommend not rinsing your mouth with water afterwards so that any remaining Good-Gums can continue working.
If done properly, flossing is a way to disrupt plaque that has formed on the narrow sides of the teeth where a toothbrush can’t reach. Plaque and tartar that persist on the sides of the teeth infect the gums between the teeth, and when they recede, gaps start to appear between teeth. Flossing with Good-Gums not only helps loosen the plaque while it scrapes the plaque away, the floss carries some Good-Gums solution under the gum line. The floss should be half-wrapped tightly around one side of a tooth while the floss is moved up and down to scrape away plaque.
A way to remove even more plaque is with an interproximal brush (sometimes called an interdental brush or proxabrush). It’s a small plastic or wire rod with little bristles spiraling around one end of the rod. Put a small pinch of Good-Gums in your mouth, where it will dissolve, swish it to a section of teeth and move the interproximal brush in and out between teeth where the gums are.
Oral irrigation is an additional step you can take to control plaque and thereby prevent the formation of tartar. Some common brands of oral irrigators are Hydrofloss, Waterpik and Viajet. These help get to small bits of plaque that are left behind by the above processes.
Soaking the sites of the bleeding with dissolved Good-Gums for a couple minutes is a way to get accelerated results. Put a small pinch of Good-Gums powder in your mouth and let the dissolved solution soak into the tissues and crevices for a longer exposure than the steps above. Gum tissues absorb quite readily, so let the Good-Gums stay there for a few minutes, then discharge.
I’ve experienced a definite decrease in tooth sensitivity. My gums are looking better, feeling tighter. It’s getting harder to fit my interdental brush between my teeth (as gaps get smaller). It’s doing everything you said it would do.*
How to tell that Good-Gums is working:
You’ll know it’s working when your gums stop bleeding in situations where they normally used to bleed. Also your gums will often feel tighter and firmer.
How long until you can see results:
You should see results within the first couple of weeks. For many people, their bleeding stops within the first week of regular use. After it has cleared up, your progress can be maintained by continuing to brush, floss, interdental brushing and if necessary soaking.
Thank goodness for Good Gums!!