Have you been told by your dentist that you need to see a periodontist due to cell destruction? Are you scared of learning how bad it is, what procedure you’ll have to go through, and how much it will cost? Are you feeling torn between wanting to get your problem fixed, and doubting that the pain, time-inconvenience and expense will really be a permanent solution to the problem?
You’re not alone, periodontitis affects millions people, even those most conscientious about their oral health.
Don’t worry! Good-Gums is here to help!
The ingredients in Good-Gums are specifically designed to help your body heal itself naturally. After using Good-Gums, your condition will improve and in some cases may even make your trip to the periodontist unnecessary. You’ll feel hope that there is a much cheaper, less painful option to try before resorting to expensive and intrusive procedures, and you’ll feel more knowledgeable and in control of your oral health.
I want to tell you how much I appreciate your product. It’s kept me away from the periodontist. They were getting ready to send me to one. Now my gums are pink and healthy. It’s wonderful.*
What does it mean to have periodontitis?
If your dentist told you to make an appointment with a periodontist, then some of the tissue that supports at least some of your teeth have probably already been lost, and the current conditions of your mouth are conducive to further destruction of additional tissue unless something changes. The current conditions fall under the classification of periodontal disease, which means disease of the tissue around the tooth. If allowed to progress, it eventually leads to loss of teeth.
It helps to understand a little about how teeth are attached. A jawbone with tooth sockets (alveolar bone) is not connected directly to the roots of the teeth but instead via thousands of tiny fibers called periodontal ligaments between the bone and the cementum that covers a tooth’s root. This arrangement allows for a way to sense the amount of biting pressure (when the ligaments are stretched) and allows for a tiny amount of “shock-absorber” effect. Some of the tooth root closer to the crown of a tooth and beyond the crest of the jawbone is attached to the gums via gingival fibers.
In periodontal disease, infection destroys some of the tissue that connects a tooth to the gums and a tooth to its jawbone (clinical attachment loss). That could include destruction of periodontal ligaments, progressive bone loss, exposed roots or looseness and movement of teeth. The infection can become too deep to be addressed by normal oral hygiene, such as tooth brushing, flossing or even normal cleaning by a dental hygienist (oral prophylaxis). That’s when a dentist recommends a periodontist.
What a periodontist typically does is remove the infecting bacteria as deep as it has penetrated. Deep scaling is a procedure to remove tartar (plaque that has absorbed saliva-minerals to form a calcification) from the tooth root below the gum line, and root planning is a procedure to smooth the surface of the root so that plaque and tartar can’t so easily adhere. A smooth surface also increases the chances of tissue re-growth to restore some of the tooth’s attachment. Periodontal flap surgery is a procedure to temporarily cut and peel back gum tissue to give access to the infected area that’s too deep to reach from the surface. In extreme cases, where there has been too much bone loss, a periodontist may implant a piece of bone (typically sourced from a cadaver) into an area of the jawbone. When the loss of teeth is inevitable, a periodontist may implant metal posts into the jawbone on which artificial teeth are mounted (dental implants); careful oral hygiene is still required to prevent any future bone loss which would cause the implants’ posts to come loose and the implanted teeth to be lost.
Let’s see how Good-Gums can help!
I want to thank you for creating Good Gums. A friend told me about your product when I needed most to bring in a natural solution to my dental health. I was given a rather unsettling report and sent to a periodontal dentist. I used the tooth powder for 2 months before seeing him and the pockets were so reduced there was no talk of scraping or tooth loss. I am thrilled with the results and plan to continue to use Good-Gums! I have recommended this product to my brother and a friend since getting my clean bill of health from the periodontist! Thank you so much!!*
How our combination of ingredients help:
Whether you use it as an aid to flossing, when brushing or as a concentrate for 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 periodontitis:
There are oral hygiene practices that you can do at home, and if you are diligent they are likely to prevent the formation of new deposits of tartar dental calculus. But if you’ve been told to see a periodontist, these practices by themselves may not be enough to turn around your oral health. You may have extensive tartar deposits well below the gum line, down in deep gum pockets, where aggressive anaerobic bacteria can thrive. Your periodontal disease may have caused so much damage to tooth-supporting structures that surgical intervention is necessary. In these cases, home hygiene practices alone “just won’t cut it.”
But if the infectious agents of periodontal disease, such as bacteria and acid-infused dental calculus (tartar) are removed (whether by a dentist or a periodontist), then home practices can be quite effective afterward at restoring and maintaining oral health.
The aim of careful oral hygiene at home is to disrupt and remove from the teeth and gums any organized plaque formations, before they can start absorbing minerals from the saliva and transforming into tartar (dental calculus). Tartar is an extremely hard calcification that is cemented tightly to teeth at the gum line, and whose acidic content causes both lesions in gums and also cavities (caries) in teeth. It becomes a stronghold from which bacteria can multiply and infect gums and teeth. Some of the bacteria normally present in the mouth form a soft sticky biofilm of plaque in just hours, and then in a little more than a day, the plaque starts absorbing minerals and calcifying into tartar. Disrupting the plaque formations regularly and while they are still soft prevents them from transforming into tartar. This is a necessary prerequisite to preventing a recurrence of periodontal disease.
Fortunately there are several ways of disrupting plaque and preventing the formation of tartar. Many of these are enhanced when incorporating Good-Gums.
2-in1 Good-Gums – the 100% natural mouthwash for periodontitis
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 periodontitis
Good-Gums can act as a powdered concentrate that becomes a potent liquid mouthwash when it dissolves in your mouth’s saliva. 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 periodontitis. 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.
I have a significant history of periodontal disease and have spent years trying to manage it. I was very hesitant to change my routine. I am pleased to report I had an excellent check up. My gums were in great condition, no bleeding, no inflammation. I bought more Good Gums powder because I love it so much and I will continue to use it!*
How to tell that Good-Gums is working:
Good-Gums doesn’t force a suppression of symptoms or compel a “cure.” Instead, Good-Gums supports the body’s ability to heal itself, with a boost of herbs and vitamin support found in nature. As the health of your gums improve, you’ll notice your gums getting firmer. Measurements of gum health, such as reduced bleeding, reduced plaque and calculus, and smaller gum pockets are good signs of improvement.
How long until you can see results:
The rate at which you can see results corresponds to the natural rate of your body’s own healing, and to the condition of your gums. Periodontitis necessarily entails a history of having lost cell tissue from the gums, periodontal ligaments and/or jawbones. The process of growing additional cells to replace what was completely lost takes much longer than improving the health of still-existing and still-viable cells. But results can often be observed (by a dental hygienist, and sometimes by you) in a matter of months. Recovery from severe periodontitis can take years of diligent oral care combined with a healthful diet.
Thank goodness for Good Gums!!