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The team here at Good-Gums works hard behind the scenes to get your Good-Gums tested for quality and purity, prepped and packed, and sent out to you in perfect time, in full belief that this little bottle of nature’s goodness will help you with your oral health needs.
We pride ourselves on giving quality customer service and are happy to answer any questions you have about our product. If you have a question, but can’t find the answer here, please do email our team who will get back to you right away.
What conditions does it help with?
Why is it better than toothpaste?
Good-Gums takes care of your teeth and gums better than any toothpaste for several important reasons:
Teeth – It thoroughly cleans teeth without harsh abrasion of the enamel, softening tartar with natural, active ingredients, while combatting the acid which can harm teeth. And Good-Gums doesn’t contain glycerin (almost all toothpastes do) so it supports your mouth’s natural remineralization process – so important to maintaining the strength of your enamel.
Gums – Only Good-Gum’s unique formula nutrifies your gums with a bacteria-busting blend of herbs and minerals specifically designed to help tackle common gum issues, from mild gum bleeding to enlarged gum pockets and periodontitis. And every time you use it, your gum tissue is bathed in as much vitamin C as a whole orange!
How do I use it?
The simplest way is to put a small amount in the clean, dry palm of your hand, and then to dip a moistened (but not wet) toothbrush into the powder. Use your brush’s bristles to spread the powder along the gum line for upper and lower teeth and for inner and outer surfaces. The powder will dissolve quickly into a thin liquid solution. That’s what you want. Try to avoid swallowing any of the solution until brushing is complete so that the solution will remain in the mouth for sustained contact with the teeth and gums. If using an electric toothbrush, gently guide it at an angle along the gum line; if using a manual brush, gently make about ten to twenty tiny circular brush strokes on each side of each tooth along the gum line.
Can I use Good-Gums as a mouthwash too?
Yes! 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 mouth, the ingredients activate. Vitamin C (vital for healing) is absorbed by your gum tissue while the other natural ingredients get to work on bad bacteria, nutrifying and cleansing your whole mouth, and 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!
How much should I use?
For brushing, tap into the dry palm of a clean hand a small mound that would just barely cover a dime (about 1/8-teaspoon); then gently touch the mound with a damp toothbrush to pick up some powder, spread it along all the gum line of one section— top or bottom, left or right, inside or out— prior to brushing. When done brushing one section, pick up more powder from the mound and repeat on another section. For flossing or for interdental cleaning, tap out a spot of powder about the size of a pencil eraser for use on one-fourth of your mouth (e.g., upper-left, lower-left, upper-right or lower-right).
How long does a bottle last?
It depends on how many oral care practices you use with it, and on the amount you use each time. People often get at least a month-and-a-half from a bottle when brushing with it morning and night.
Is continual use necessary?
To get the maximum benefits from using Good-Gums, we recommend that you keep using it and not discontinue it. Gum cells are one of the fastest reproducing cells in the body and each new generation of cells need all the help they can get!
What does it taste like?
The first impression will be that it tastes somewhat salty. Underneath that you may notice complex, subtle flavors that have a green, botanical sensation. Typically Good-Gums® will stimulate significant salivation, which for some people adds richness to the taste.
Why is it a powder instead of a paste?
The pure ingredients in Good-Gums are extracted from parts of plants (such as leaves, bark, fruit pulp, skins and sap) so Good-Gums is produced as a dry powder to help the ingredients retain their full potency longer and stay fresh until it is used – without any need for added preservatives. As soon as the powder effortlessly dissolves in your mouth, the ingredients activate to clean your teeth and are absorbed by your gums.
Does it help with receding gums or bleeding gums?
Does it stop enlarged gum pockets or periodontal disease?
Although we cannot guarantee that Good-Gums will stop periodontal disease (or force a suppression of its symptoms), we believe it is a great asset in supporting your own immune system and supporting your progress toward healthy gums and many of our customers who had these conditions agree!
If I use it, can I stop going to the dentist / periodontist?
We recommend that you continue to see your dentist (and periodontist, if necessary) on a regular basis and follow the advice of these health professionals. Feedback from your dentist / periodontist can also be good indicators of your oral health progress.
Will it remove tartar (dental calculus)?
Brushing and flossing with Good-Gums can remove plaque from which calculus forms; however, once formed, it is often too hard (firmly attached) to be removed with a toothbrush. Calculus buildup can be removed with ultrasonic tools or dental hand instruments. In other words, once tartar is formed, you will probably need to go to the dentist to have it removed. Once removed though, Good-Gums will help prevent it building up again.
Find out more about how Good-Gums acts on plaque and tartar.
Will it whiten my teeth?
Although Good-Gums contains no bleaching agent, many customers have reported that Good Gums appears to whiten their teeth. Baking soda, one of the main ingredients, is known for its ability to whiten teeth.
How long does it take to work?
It depends on the individual and the condition of his/her oral health. Generally speaking, positive results of using Good-Gums are seen more quickly in those customers that have more acute oral health issues, such as bleeding or swollen gums. The more chronic issues that have developed over a long period of time take longer. But in either case, results are generally directly observable.
Do you ship outside the US?
We ship anywhere in the world from our office in South Florida.
I’m vegan – can I use Good-Gums?
Not only is Good-Gums 100% vegan, natural and pure, it’s also completely cruelty free too.
Should I use toothpaste in addition to using Good-Gums?
Good Gums contains everything you need for proper oral care including ingredients that help clean and remove plaque from your teeth as well as help bolster your immune system to support good gum health. Therefore, you do not need to use toothpaste in addition to using Good Gums. In fact, most toothpastes contain glycerin that effectively coats your teeth, interfering with remineralizing, and also leaves a film on your gums that prevents them from absorbing the dissolved Good-Gums solution. Therefore, we strongly recommend that you do not use toothpaste in addition to Good-Gums, especially during the 4 hours prior to using Good-Gums.
Why isn’t the powder white, like the color of teeth?
The color of Good-Gums is from the natural coloration of the herbs and minerals. There’s no bleach added to remove those colors which might also remove the beneficial properties of the ingredients. It’s just unadulterated herbs and minerals, as described in the ingredients.
Why can’t I just swallow all of it right away, instead of keeping it in the mouth where it will stay in contact with the teeth and gums?
The cleansing properties of Good-Gums can help clean your teeth and gums only when it is in contact with them, not after you’ve swallowed it. The nutritional-supplementation properties are more concentrated when absorbed directly by the gums rather than by the stomach and intestines, even though all are mucous membranes with absorptive capabilities. Allowing the gums to directly absorb the Good-Gums solution delivers a more concentrated dose where it is most needed, rather than relying on absorption in the gut and dispersal of diluted amounts via the bloodstream throughout the entire body.
Do I still have to floss, even if I brush with Good-Gums?
Cleaning the gum margins at the sides of the teeth (interproximal surfaces where a tooth brush doesn’t reach) is at least as important as cleaning at the front and back of the teeth. Therefore, we should clean all around each tooth, which means using floss or an interdental cleaning brush as well as a toothbrush.
Can’t I use Good-Gums just for brushing, and do my flossing or interdental cleaning without it?
Yes you can, and many people do. But if you start off using Good-Gums® for brushing and you like the results, you might try incorporating Good-Gums into your flossing or interdental cleaning habit to see if you like it the results even more.
How about oral care practices other than brushing and flossing? Do I really need to do them also?
How much you’ll want to do will depend largely on the condition of your teeth and gums. If you find yourself in good condition, you may just need to brush and floss correctly in order to maintain that condition. But for many of us, we’ve started becoming more aware of our teeth and gums after many years of haphazard attention. We need to use as many of the practices as necessary for optimal cleanliness and well being.
I’ve been using a whitener, like those whitening strips, on my teeth. Is that OK to use even though I’m using Good-Gums?
Using Good-Gums does not preclude using whitening strips. Obviously they can’t be used at the same time. Not so obvious is that the bleaching solution in the strips tends to irritate the gums, so care should be taken to try to isolate contact only to the teeth enamel, and extra care should be given to the gum tissues that may accidentally get irritated by the strips.
Is it safe for small children?
All of the ingredients in Good-Gums are safe to swallow and we know of children whom are five years old successfully using Good-Gums. We recommend that you check with your pediatrician about the Good-Gums ingredients before giving it to small children.
Can I use it if I have an allergy to one of its ingredients?
In the unlikely instance that you are allergic to one of the ingredients, you can try and desensitize yourself by using Good-Gums only once a week for a few weeks. Then if there is no reaction, you can use it twice a week. You can keep this up until you are able to use it daily. This strategy has been successfully used by one customer that was allergic to peppermint. She is now using it twice a day without incidence.
Will it interfere with my medication?
We haven’t had any reports of interference with either prescription medications or over-the-counter medications. Some homeopathic remedies recommend not being mixed them with peppermint, so those remedies should not be taken within a half-hour of using GG, even though the amount of peppermint in one application of GG is quite small.