Gums that are swollen or sore generally mean that the gum tissue has been infiltrated by some of the dozens of bacterial strains that live in the mouth and help start digestion. It's futile and counter-productive to try to eliminate these normally-occurring bacterial populations. But you can use a two-pronged approach that (A) manages the microbes and (B) supports your gums' health. It's best to start soon because your involvement controls the health of the tissue that supports your teeth. Although you may notice benefits from either aspect by itself, you'll really appreciate the experience of both together.
What do we mean by managing the microbes in your mouth? It aims to keep them in a harmless, disorganized state. When the normal mouth flora are individual free-moving bacteria, they pose no danger. It's a different story when they link up into chains, then into matted colonies attached to the margins and crevices between the teeth and gums, and start secreting acids onto the teeth and gums. This part of the approach involves mechanical measures to break up the organized colonies and keep them in their harmless state. Some of the measures we've all heard of, such as brushing and flossing, but we mean with specific variations to make them truly effective.
We have devoted individual web pages to explain each of these mechanical gum care practices, because there's more to them than would fit on this page.
The second part of the approach is to support the body's innate healing ability and to bolster its immune system, especially in the gums.
Good-GUMS® is a natural gum care product that goes to work while you use it as a replacement for toothpaste in your daily routine of brushing and flossing. There are toothpastes that tout their inclusion of a natural ingredient after putting in just a trace amount. Imagine if someone selected the best natural ingredients found as trace amounts in toothpastes, removed the sweet pasty stuff and replaced it entirely with more of the powerful natural ingredients that remained. It turns out that the best toothpaste isn't a paste at all. Good-Gums is made of powdered natural ingredients that instantly dissolve in the mouth for cleaning teeth and gums and for providing nutritional supplementation to support healthy gum function*. In addition to cleansing, it is formulated for ingestion, both incidentally while you brush, and deliberately by swallowing some of the residual after brushing or after spitting out brushing debris. Some of the ingredients are traditional teeth cleansers, such as baking soda with French grey sea salt. Others have been used as dietary supplements and have properties that are antiseptic (tea tree, peppermint, cinnamon, and cranberry), nutritional for tissue (vitamin-C with bioflavonoids) and soothing (myrrh). Good-GUMS® is free of artificial chemicals, hormones, antibiotics and harsh abrasives. It dissolves in saliva to form a rich solution. In powdered form the ingredients retain their potency longer and remain fresh until ready for use. Good-GUMS® is not a vehicle for delivering sweetness, abrasives, or drugs in the way that many toothpastes are.
Gum tissues absorb; they are mucous membranes (as are the linings of the food-absorbing stomach and intestines) and are considered part of the gastro-intestinal tract. So we've been careful not to include ingredients that are common among tooth products but that are toxic to other tissues in the body. (For example, all toothpastes with fluoride must by law state: "If more than used for brushing is accidentally swallowed, get medical help or contact a Poison Control Center right away.") Instead, we at Good-GUMS® expose the mucous membranes of the mouth to natural cleansers, natural herbs and natural sources of trace elements.
Good-GUMS® is recommended by dentists and by health practitioners who engage in nutritional counseling, such as holistic chiropractors and massage therapists. It is also carried by the prestigious Hippocrates Health Institute, who supplies it to every participant in their Life Change Program. (They try to replace all toxic or unhealthy personal care products of the participants with naturally healthful products during the program.)
From their own experience of Good-GUMS®, prior users also recommend it, and you can read their comments in the testimonials section.
Your risk-free bottle of Good-GUMS® will contain more than enough for tooth brushing by two people twice a day for a month, providing more uses than many people get from a regular tube of ordinary tooth paste. Compare how Good-GUMS® makes your teeth and gums feel compared to any regular toothpaste.
We just want you to try Good-GUMS® and see how you like it. When you order on our website, if the first bottle doesn't please you, then you may return it for a full refund, return shipping included.
The time is now to upgrade to optimal gum care practices and gum-oriented supplementation. Delay can affect not only the health of your gums and the ability to retain your teeth, but also your overall health. There's a surprising correlation between poor gum health and a number of serious health issues, such as heart disease and diabetes, and it's wise to do what we can to keep those at bay. Resolve to reinforce the robustness of your gum cells that are currently healthy, and work on restoring the health of those that are stressed. Turn the tide in your favor. The next steps are up to you.