Are more and more of your teeth beginning to show, as the gums recede? Are you feeling alarmed and unsure of what to do? Are you avoiding smiling and looking in the mirror, feeling that you look older than your time?

It’s a common condition affecting millions of people, even those conscientious about their health. It’s so common, in fact, that it’s in everyday language; did you know that the phrase ‘long in the tooth’ refers to receding gums?

Don’t worry. Good-Gums is here to help!

The ingredients in Good-Gums are specifically designed to help your body heal itself naturally. A number of users of Good-Gums have taken the trouble to report that large gaps between their teeth have become smaller over time.  They can feel more confident, more relaxed and have a greater feeling of control over their oral health, not to mention a fresher, healthier and cleaner feeling mouth! Hurrah!

This product is the best thing I have found for my teeth so far!! I have receding gums (not too bad, but I notice), bleeding gums, plaque & tartar (when I was young I developed plaque & tartar no matter what I did). I have been using this product for about a week now & what a difference it makes already. I can see my gums are reversing the receding gums, I’m no longer bleeding, the plaque & the tartar are starting to diminish!*

Irene T

What does it mean to have Receding gums?

If you see that your gum line (where the gums meet the exposed portion of the teeth) has moved away from the end of a tooth and toward its root, you have gum recession.  If you see large gaps between the sides of adjacent teeth which once were filled in with gum tissue, that’s also gum recession.  Gum recession is essentially the death of gum cells that previously covered up the tooth toward its root and covered the tooth-supporting structures (e.g., the periodontal ligaments that connect the tooth root to the jaw bone).

Most often gum recession is caused by chronic gum infection, but it could also be caused by irritation of the gums through irritation.

Gum infection starts off with bacteria invading gum cells.  Plaque-forming bacteria organize into colonies, gathering yeasts and other available materials to form sticky mats of biofilm called plaque, which adhere to the teeth at the gum line.  As plaque, the bacterial colonies can flourish, rapidly reproduce, and give off acidic wastes.  In little more than a day, the soft plaque starts to crystallize into mineralized, acidic calcifications called tartar that are cemented onto the teeth at the gum line.  The gum tissue that constantly touches the acidic tartar can form lesions, through which the bacteria can enter the interior of the gums and infect the gum tissue there.  The gum tissue is still alive at this point, with only a few gum cells having fallen casualty, while the body’s immune system gears up to actively attack the invading bacteria.  The battle between the immune cells and the invading bacteria is experienced as inflammation.   This early stage of gum disease is known as gingivitis.

If the immune system is not successful in eliminating the invading bacteria, then over time the immune system changes tactics from trying to eliminate all the invading bacteria to trying to isolate the infected cells from the rest of the healthy still-healthy cells.  This effectively means “amputating” infected cells whose remains are absorbed and then eliminated from the body.  When gum cells around a tooth aren’t merely infected but are being killed off, the infection has progressed from gingivitis to periodontal disease.  If the infection progresses further to deeper adjacent cells, it can reach the jawbone and periodontal ligaments that connect the tooth’s root to the jawbone.  The death of these deeper structural cells can lead to recession of the gum tissue closer at the surface.

It is now over a year since I began using Good Gums.  I had some issues with receding gums and wanted to prevent further erosion.  Since I’ve been using Good Gums there is no more recession.  The surprising benefit is how clean my teeth and mouth feel.  When I think back to when I used toothpaste, there would be a clean minty feel for a short while.  With Good Gums my mouth feels clean and fresh all day!*

Iris A

Recession could also be caused by irritation of the gums, sometimes in conjunction with gum infection, but occasionally on its own. Common causes of gum recession are grinding, clenching or even clacking your teeth (known as bruxism), which typically happens while you’re asleep or during the day as a nervous habit.  Bruxism puts great stress on the periodontal ligaments and jawbone, and may cause cells there to tear away from the tooth, allowing a path for deeper infection.  Bruxism can also cause minute cracks in a tooth, allowing bacteria to travel down and infect deeper tissue.  Misaligned teeth can put undue force on tooth-supporting structures, leading to their failure and cell death there.  While gum recession from mechanical irritation usually starts deep and then affects gums at the surface, recession can come from irritation at the surface, such as from body piercings on the lip or tongue.  Brushing aggressively (especially with a toothbrush with hard or medium bristles) might also irritate the gums to the point of recession.

Chemical irritants include tobacco (either from smoking or chewing tobacco), carbonated soft drinks, alcohol, or drugs (both prescribed and recreational). These usually hasten the onset and exacerbation of gum infection, gingivitis and then periodontal disease and gum recession.

Let’s see how Good-Gums can help!

How our combination of ingredients help:

Whether you use it 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 receding gums:

The immediate goal when addressing gum recession is to stop it from progressing any further.  Then it’s to support the body’s ability to grow gum tissue to replace what’s been lost where it can.  But first things first.  Stopping further gum recession means eliminating the gum infection and keeping it from recurring.  Your immune system is actively at work combating the invading bacteria, but it needs to be relieved from the continual onslaught of additional bacteria that keep invading the gums and overwhelming the body’s defenses.

It’s neither possible nor desirable to eliminate all the bacteria from the mouth. Many of those bacteria are important partners in our breaking down and digesting our own food.  But it is important to break up the strongholds created by certain strains of bacteria, where they can organize themselves to propagate and attack teeth and gums.  These strongholds are formations of plaque and tartar (dental calculus).

Plaque is a sticky mat of soft biofilm that’s created on the teeth near the gum line by plaque-producing bacteria.  Tartar is calcified mineral deposits that are formed within plaque to become harder than bone and cemented tightly to teeth near the gum line.  To be removed, tartar typically requires the use of metal implements by a dental hygienist.  Both strongholds become environments modified by increased acidity which the bacteria love and which irritate the gums to the point of forming lesions and which dissolve tooth enamel to the point of forming cavities (tooth caries).  Through these openings (gum lesions and tooth caries), the bacteria invade the underlying tissue.

Getting the tartar removed is a good first step; from then on you can remove plaque on your own.  Removing plaque not only removes the base medium needed for tartar to re-form, it reduces the bacteria from an organized colony into disorganized, free-floating and relatively-harmless individual bacteria.   Removing plaque should become a habitual daily routine, as plaque can start absorbing minerals and transforming into tartar in little more than a day.  The daily plaque-removal routine can use a variety of methods that complement each other.

The mechanical action of brushing with Good-Gums loosens plaque and brushes away loosened debris, disrupting plaque that has formed on the outside and inside flat sides of the teeth.  But brushing also massages the gums at the same time, helping them absorb the herb-and-vitamin formula that supports healthy gum function.  Toothpaste shouldn’t be used within the four hours before using Good-Gums, because toothpaste contains glycerin which can leave a filmy coating on the gums that seals the gums from absorbing the herbal solution.  Detailed instructions on how to use Good-Gums come with your shipment.

2-in-1 Good-Gums –  the 100% natural mouthwash for receding 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!

Here’s How…

Tooth brushing

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 receding 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 receding 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.

Flossing

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.

Interdental brushes

Because gum recession is usually an indication of an underlying history of periodontal disease, it’s important to remove as much plaque as possible from the sides of the teeth.  A way to remove even more 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 irrigators

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.

How to tell that Good-Gums is working:

Typically you learned that your gums were receding by looking at their changing appearance over time in the mirror.  As the gums receded from the front surfaces of the teeth and as portions that once were covered with gums became exposed, you started to look “long in the tooth.”  The spaces between teeth that were once filled with gum tissue started to become voids, and then larger voids.  When your gums recede, sometimes your teeth become more sensitive to hot or cold.  Sometimes you can feel a notch with your finger where the gum line used to be.

When your gums stop receding, you’ll no longer see these conditions worsen.  But you’ll be able to tell directly only by watching over months. You’ll probably want a quicker indication than that, so look for the absence of signs of any periodontal disease or gingivitis.  One of the earliest indirect indicators is to look for the absence of plaque and tartar; this can be accomplished by using a chewable disclosing tablet or a liquid disclosing solution after your daily routine of brushing, flossing, interdental brushing, and/or oral irrigation.  A disclosing solution is available at drugstores and it reveals any remaining plaque or tartar by staining it with vegetable dye, and then the dye can easily be brushed away along with any plaque that was missed.  If there is no plaque or tartar, there will be no source of additional infection, and there will be no new occurrences of gum infection, and the underlying cause of most gum recession will be absent.

How long until you can see results:

Replacing the cells of tissue that have died and are no longer there takes longer and is harder to accomplish than restoring the health of intact tissue that is merely inflamed.  Gum recession happened slowly, typically over a number of years.  Recession will stop getting worse right after the underlying cause is removed: periodontal disease, mechanical or chemical irritants, or bruxism (especially at night, which can be addressed by a night guard).

Reversing the effects of gum recession is an extremely slow process.  Recession at the front flat surfaces of teeth is so slow that it might not be noticeable.  Gum tissue growing back in the gaps between the teeth can happen quickly enough to be observed, but the time scale is at least over many months if not several years of being tartar-free,  gingivitis-free and periodontitis-free.

Thank goodness for Good Gums!!

This stuff really works. My gums have never felt better.*

Duane A


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