Getting the most from Good-Gums 2-in-1 tooth & gum powder and mouthwash
Good-Gums is truly unique in its ability to target problem areas in the mouth that need your attention. The formula is designed to be absorbed by the gums, putting back essential vitamins and minerals that are antimicrobial, counter the stickiness of plaque, soothe the gums, and neutralize the acidity favored by plaque. Good-Gums won’t suppress symptoms or force a “cure”. For example, if receding gums or gum pockets have left your teeth sensitive, it won’t coat them with a desensitizing film like toothpaste does, to make the deterioration feel tolerable. Instead it gives targeted help and support as your body draws on its resources to heal itself.
We suggest giving up toothpaste completely because it is the glycerin in the paste that coats the teeth and gums with a film that blocks the action of Good-Gums.
Getting the most from Good-Gums
Oral care routine tip:
we recommend you do not brush with toothpaste for at least the 4 hours prior to using Good-Gums.
Most toothpastes coat your teeth and gums with an invisible film of glycerin, even after rinsing, which can inhibit your gum’s ability to absorb the nutrifying ingredients in Good-Gums. So get the most from those helpful herbs and marvelous minerals – leave the toothpaste in the tube.
BRUSHING AND FLOSSING WITH GOOD GUMS
There is no need to brush hard when using Good-Gums, as the ingredients do the work for you! But there is a need to brush correctly.
4 steps to GG success:
- Tap a small amount of Good-Gums in the palm of your hand (enough to cover a dime).
- Dip a moistened toothbrush into the powder and spread across the gum line, where it will dissolve into a liquid.
- Then you’re ready to brush! Brushing gently and taking your time, start with the gumline, then the teeth.
- Hold the liquid in your mouth for a few seconds, then spit. Do not rinse so the ingredients can carry on working on your gums all day long! Good-Gums is completely safe to ingest.
Your teeth and gums need your gentle touch so we recommend using a manual toothbrush with soft bristles.
- Angle the bristles at 45-degrees and gently move the toothbrush’s head in tiny circles so that the tips of the bristles just wiggle at the gum line, and do not slide left-and-right or up-and-down.
- Give each tooth about 10 to 20 gentle wiggles. Be careful not scrub with hard pressure, as that could irritate the gums.
- After brushing the gum line, softly brush the enamel surfaces.
- To learn whether your brushing technique is effective, and to fine-tune it until it is, try using a disclosing tablet or disclosing solution. These contain a vegetable die that makes plaque very visible; when the stain is brushed away, you’ve effectively removed the plaque.
If you’re using an electric toothbrush (e.g., Sonicare, et al.), again be sure to use a brush head with soft bristles. When using Good-gums less is more!
- Angle the brush at 45-degrees so that the bristles just nestle into the gum line and gently let the vibrating bristles loosen any plaque. Take your time when you’re trying to overcome gum problems.
- Give each tooth a couple seconds of gentle vibration, even if that means running the brush for an extra cycle. Again, do not scrub with hard pressure; just let the vibrating bristles lightly nestle under the gumline with the dissolved Good-Gums, and let the wiggles or vibrations disrupt the biofilm of plaque.
- After brushing the gum line, softly brush the enamel surfaces.
“Supragingival” means “above the gums,” and this means using an oral irrigator with a wand and tube connected to a low-powered water pump (e.g. Hydrofloss or Waterpik) to squirt liquid onto the gum line and between the teeth. After brushing or flossing, the oral irrigator really helps to flush out any remaining residue and disperses the dissolved Good-Gums into hard to reach crevices. A supragingival irrigator can be expensive, but if you can afford one, it really is great for reaching areas you can’t get to with brushing and flossing alone.
If you decide to use one, add just a pinch of Good-Gums powder to the water container and ensure it’s dissolved before use, otherwise it may clog up the pump or nozzle. After each use, flush out the irrigator by running clean water through it.
Flossing with Good-Gums
If you’re like most people, flossing probably isn’t your most favorite thing to do, but flossing with Good-Gums really is hugely beneficial to your teeth and gums and takes your oral care practice to the next level!
The rubbing action of the floss is designed to scour the soft plaque from the sides of the teeth and literally shred the biofilm back into harmless disorganization.
- Put a very small pinch of the powder in your mouth where it will dissolve in saliva. Even though the salty flavor may tempt you to swallow, and it’s perfectly safe to do so, resist the inclination so that the solution can work in your mouth.
- Swirl it over the teeth and gums on one side, either top or bottom. Some people have tried to keep all of the solution for all of the mouth’s quadrants between their teeth as they floss, but that’s not necessary and can lead to dribbling.
- Let the solution fall back in your mouth and floss on the teeth that have been swirled. If they dry out, simply close your mouth and swirl again.
- Gently move the floss between the teeth until it nestles against one tooth right up under the gum margin, which is a prime location for plaque to start and gum infection to take hold.
- Wrap the floss around the tooth and rub with the floss so that it scrapes along the side of the tooth. Repeat for each tooth on that side of the mouth.
- Take another pinch of Good-Gums for the other side of the mouth, and then repeat the process, and then again for the lowers (or the uppers).
Check out or blog ‘to floss or not to floss’ for extra information about flossing!
If the condition of your teeth and gums are severe, then you can accelerate your healing by adding interdental cleaning to your oral hygiene routine, in addition to flossing. Its intent is similar to flossing, but it gets to some plaque and calculus that your floss can’t get to. You can find these straight brushes at almost any pharmacy or grocery store under the name interdental brushes or interproximal brushes. Using these brushes, in addition to brushing and flossing, can be so effective for gum recession, and can help gums to grow back so much, that thicker brushes that once fit between teeth without difficulty (such as the regular Oral B’s) might (over time) no longer fit between all your teeth, as gums grow back, so a much thinner brush (such as Soft-Picks brand) would then become more suitable.
- Put a pinch of Good-Gums in your mouth, as you did when using floss, but this time slide an interdental brush (i.e., interproximal brush) between your teeth at the gum line.
- Gently use the bristles to massage the gums between the teeth, while the bristles flick away plaque on the sides of the teeth.
2-IN-1 GOOD-GUMS – THE 100% NATURAL MOUTHWASH
Good-Gums can act as a powdered concentrate that becomes a potent liquid mouthwash or oral rinse when it dissolves in your mouth’s saliva. As soon as Good-Gums powder dissolves in your saliva, the ingredients activate releasing the soothing and healing power of nature. The vitamin-rich, saline neutral, formula goes to work straight away bathing your whole mouth in bacteria-fighting, gum-soothing and nutrifying liquid, 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!
Here’s how to use Good-Gums 2-in-1 tooth & gum powder and mouthwash. 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.
A good way to use Good-Gums is to let it sink into the tissues, folds, and crevices for a longer amount of time than the incidental exposure from the above steps.
- Put some Good-Gums into your mouth and let it dissolve.
- Swirl it over any areas of particular concern and hold it there to let the liquid cover the problem area.
- Gum tissues do absorb quite readily, so let the Good-Gums stay there for a few minutes.
With this simple practice, dissolve a little Good-Gums in your mouth, swish it around to dissolve the powder and hold the liquid in your mouth, occasionally swishing. Try to avoid swallowing in order to retain Good-Gums in your mouth. It’s completely safe to do this for as long as you like. While Good-Gums is in your mouth, all the active ingredients will be working: nutrients will be absorbed by the gums promoting natural healing, the liquid will penetrate hard to reach areas, bacteria and impurities will be drawn out and neutralized, and tartar and plaque softened making brushing it away easier next time.
When you’re done, simply spit or swallow (as you prefer). Good-Gums is completely safe to ingest. Or introduce a toothbrush into your mouth and gently brush your teeth to finish your pulling session.
For a little more effect, we recommend you don’t rinse your mouth with water afterwards so that any remaining Good-Gums can carry on working.
For any particularly sore spots, you can use a clean finger to massage the dissolved Good-Gums right over the area of gum tissue that’s inflamed. Manual massage both increases the blood flow to the area (which brings more immune system cells to the site of the infection), and helps more of the Good-Gums penetrate the tissue.
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