Getting the most from Good-Gums
When it comes to a product for gum health, Good-Gums is in a class of its own. It’s truly unique in its ability to target gum issues. The formula is designed to be absorbed by the gum tissue, putting back essential vitamins and minerals that are antimicrobial, counter the stickiness of plaque, soothe the gums, and neutralize the acidity favored by plaque. Most of all Good-Gums delivers healing-boosting nutrition directly to the gums stimulating the growth of new, healthy gum cells.
different = BETTER!
Good-Gums is applied differently because, compared to other oral care products, it’s made differently, works differently and achieves results in a different way too.
Our unique Good-Gums formula contains scientifically proven ingredients that work together to tackle common gum conditions and support gum health. Good-Gums is everything your gums need to heal and stay healthy – for life!
When your gums are inflamed or painful, ingredients that soothe are applied directly to the gums.
These are all encouraging signs that you’re on the right path. But that’s just the start…
A different approach
Good-Gums goes to work straight away. Feel the difference as our unique formula takes effect.
Instead of treating your mouth as a receptacle to be scrubbed with abrasives and sterilized with chemicals, Good-Gums purposefully supports your living tissue’s own inherent ability to heal and to maintain its health.
During the first one or two bottles, you are likely to notice a definite improvement to your gums. They may feel firmer and tighter.
And as thousands of customers already know – with Good-Gums it’s possible!
When your gums grow additional new healthy gum cells, ingredients in Good-Gums support the process in a way other products simply don’t.
If your gums had previously been bleeding at times, they probably will have stopped. Previous sore spots may no longer feel sore.
That’s why we recommend that you keep up the good work and continue with an oral care routine featuring Good-Gums, so your teeth and gums will receive a lifetime of benefit from our combination of effective natural ingredients.
P.R. – Good-Gums customer.
It is awesome. I can’t tell you how much it’s improved my gums. I couldn’t be more delighted.
ORAL CARE ROUTINES WITH GOOD-GUMS
To get the most from Good-Gums, it’s important to apply it in ways that have the greatest effect. There are a number of ways, and you may want to use several of them when reversing the condition of compromised gums, and then focus on a few favorites when maintaining the healthy condition of your gums.
In the 4 hours before using Good-Gums, we strongly recommend not brushing with toothpaste, which coats your gums with glycerin, stopping absorption of Good-Gums. For removing plaque, Good-Gums is so effective that toothpaste is not necessary
USING GOOD-GUMS WITH A TOOTHBRUSH
This is the principal way to apply it. It’s simple to do, but it’s done a little differently than brushing with toothpaste, because the objective is not to grind off plaque with abrasives (which is how toothpaste works), but instead to massage the dissolved Good-Gums solution into the gums and into the plaque-forming bacterial.
Give the bottle of Good-Gums a shake, flip open the cap and tap into the palm of your hand about 1/8 teaspoon of the powder (a small mound that would barely cover a dime). With a moistened (but not dripping wet) toothbrush, lightly touch the ends of some bristles to the powder. Some will stick, and so spread that powder along the gum line of one section (for example along the lower, left, outer gum line). As soon as the powder touches saliva, it will dissolve into a liquid solution right at the gum line.
Angle the brush about 45-degrees and slide some of the bristles between the collar of the gums and the tooth’s root. While some bristles are nestled there, wiggle the brush head in tiny circles (about 1/8 inch diameter) for 8 to 10 wiggles, which will cause the tips of the bristles to wiggle in place. This massages the gums, to encourage absorption right at the crucial gum line. You don’t need hard pressure, but just enough to keep some bristles nestled into the crevice between the gums and the tooth.
You don’t need a hard (or even medium) toothbrush. We recommend using an extra soft toothbrush, because the tissue between the gums and the tooth root can be very sensitive, especially at first. The wiggling bristles will massage the dissolved Good-gums solution into the gum line and will flick away loosened plaque.
Take your time, especially at first. Your gums may have been previously touched only by bacteria and not by toothbrush bristles, and so might feel quite raw. Make each 1/8-inch wiggle as slow as you need (e.g., as if in slow-motion). After a number of brushings, your gums will become more resilient, and you can find yourself making the 8 to 10 wiggles very quickly. The important thing is
to make sure that you keep bristles nestled in the crevice between the gums and the tooth.
After 8 to 10 wiggles, move to the next tooth and repeat. When done with one section of your mouth, use your toothbrush to pick up some more powder and repeat the whole process on another section.
Electric toothbrushes are fine to use, as long as you can nestle the brush head’s bristles between the collar of the gums and the tooth root. Typically their bristles are already extra soft, which is good. They also vibrate so quickly that just a second or two in the gum crevice is all you need, so it can take less time to brush. Models that vibrate in place (such as Sonicare) work better for applying Good-Gums to the gum line than models that rotate their bristles.
USING WITH INTERDENTAL BRUSHES
Sometimes called an interproximal brush or a proxy brush, an interdental brush addresses the sides of teeth that a toothbrush can’t reach. Its bristles are neither long nor
set at 90-degrees to the handle (like a toothbrush), but
has very short bristles spiraling around a wire that extends straight out in line with the handle. It’s made to fit between the teeth and can massage Good-Gums into the gums on the sides of teeth.
To use an interdental brush tap a very small amount
of Good-Gums powder into your hand, and touch the spiraled bristles to the powder. Then slide the proxy brush between two teeth and massage the dissolved Good- Gums into the gums between the teeth. Using proxy brushes, in addition to brushing and flossing, can be so effective for gum recession.
Interdental brushes come in different widths to accommodate the size of gaps between your teeth. When the gums start to grow back, the wider brushes that once fit between teeth without difficulty might (over time) no longer fit easily between certain teeth, so for those spots you should switch to a more narrow proxy brush.
FLOSSING WITH GOOD-GUMS
Plaque first forms as a sticky biofilm around teeth at the gum line. It can be removed fairly easily while it is still soft (before becoming mineralized into super-hard calculus). Toothbrushes can flick it away from the fronts and backs
of teeth, but floss is best at scraping plaque off the sides
of the teeth below the gum line. To accelerate your improvement, adding Good-Gums to your flossing routine carries some of the dissolved solution below the gum line at each side of the tooth, from where you start the scraping motion with the floss.
Put a small pinch of Good-Gums in your mouth, where it will dissolve, swirl the solution over the gum line on one side of your mouth (either top or bottom). Then position the floss as deeply as you can into the gum line, pull it tightly around one side of the tooth, and scrape from the root toward the crown. Repeat for each side of each tooth in that section. Then take another small pinch of powder for another section.
For any particularly sore spots, you can use a clean finger to massage 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.
Another good method is soaking to let Good-Gums sink into the tissues, folds, and crevices of a troubled spot
for a longer time. Put a small pinch of Good-Gums into your mouth and let it dissolve. Swirl it over any areas of particular concern and hold it 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.
USING WITH AN ORAL IRRIGATOR
If you want to go an extra step, you can use 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. This helps to flush out any remaining residue and to disperse the dissolved Good- Gums into hard to reach crevices. After each use, make sure to run clear water through the irrigator to prevent any build-up or clogs.
Here’s to healthier gums for life!
Getting the most from Good-Gums
Oral care routine tip:
we recommend avoiding glycerin (found in toothpaste and most mouthwashes) altogether, but 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 your old toothpaste in the tube and switch to the product that works in harmony with your body.
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