Info: 1.6 oz (45 g) (45 day supply if used 2x daily)
Good Gums is a natural dentifrice powder and dietary supplement for brushing teeth and gums. Formulated with nothing but beneficial herbs and naturally occurring minerals, Good Gums is a toothpaste replacement that is a miracle for restoring healthy gums and that perfect smile. Very gentle and great tasting, Good Gums is the perfect toothpaste alternative. Good Gums neutralizes oral acids that create plaque build up and is free from "sticky" glycerine that gives toothpaste its consistency and actually traps harmful bacteria that coats the teeth preventing saliva from naturally re-mineralizing them. The all natural herbal formula works at healing the connective tissue in the gums as well as strengthening tooth enamel!
Good Gums help support healthy gum function.
Many people can attest to the effectiveness of Good Gums and have avoided costly and painful oral surgery as a result. Quite literally created in her kitchen, Isabelle, the creator of Good Gums selected only the finest vitamins, minerals and herbs to bring this most effective formula to you today.
Wouldn't it be great if gum remedies could be magic elixirs that fixed your gums health no matter what else you did or didn't do? In the real world, cooperating with nature works best. As an integral part of nature, the human species has evolved in adaptation to health-promoting natural substances. Some of these substances can complement the beneficial practices of tooth and gum care (such as the proper technique of tooth and gum brushing), especially when brought together in a powdered dentifrice of mineral, vitamin and herb ingredients that have a reputation for being acid-neutralizing, cleansing-disinfectants and soothing. These types of ingredients are listed below.
This selection of ingredients is taken from the formula for the natural care dental product, Good-Gums natural dentifrice. Of course, there's more to a formula than just a list of its ingredients. But information about them may give you some insight both into beneficial natural substances as well as into Good-Gums.
They are natural and without chemical additives, because we don't want to put toxic residues into our bodies nor put toxic byproducts into the environment. They are dry ingredients because they can better retain their potency without the need to add chemical preservatives.
The ingredients of Good-Gums contain parts of plants (such as leaves, bark, fruit pulp, skins and sap) that can start to decompose over time in a wet environment. So Good-Gums is produced as a dry powder to help the ingredients retain their potency longer and be fresh until it is used.
Baking soda has for many decades been used for tooth care practices, such as tooth brushing, either by itself, in combination with salt or with other ingredients in a dentifrice. It has been selected by Isabelle, the creator of Good-Gums, as a principal ingredient of Good-Gums powdered dentifrice.
Baking soda is an excellent natural dental care product. The primary virtues of baking soda are that it neutralizes acids and that it acts as a very good cleanser and deodorizer. Baking soda is nontoxic and mild enough for the soft tissues of the gums, tongue and mouth. It's one of the least abrasive cleansers on tooth enamel, much less than the silicas or dicalcium phosphates that are common to many toothpastes. Baking soda neutralizes odors and bad tastes, instead of just covering them up with a stronger scent and taste. Odors from strong acids like sour milk or from strong bases like spoiled fish are weakened by being neutralized by the natural buffering action of baking soda. The buffering action also helps maintain a stable pH balance in the mouth.
Isabelle recommends that the dissolved solution of Good-Gums be held in the mouth briefly after brushing, as this may help the solution reach further into the gum pockets where it may help neutralize the VSCs there. At this point, this connection must legally be considered only a conjecture, since we currently lack a clinical study specifically validating the interaction of Good-Gums with the microbes and VSCs found in gum pockets.
Another virtue of baking soda is that it helps remove stains on the surface and in the tiny crevices of teeth. So if you drink coffee, tea, wine or even smoke, baking soda may help improve your teeth's appearance.
Cinnamon improves taste and aroma, in addition to being antimicrobial and a modest pain reliever. The inner bark is the part of the plant from which either the powder or the more concentrated oil is derived, and is the only part approved for use as a medicinal herb by the prestigious German Commission E.
Cinnamon has properties that are antimicrobial, antiviral, antifungal, and slightly anesthetic, which can be beneficial for sore tissues. The oil and bark have been traditional folk remedies for many years. For example, the oil was listed as part of the household inventory of herbal medicines in 1834 of Maryland's Homewood House, built by one of the signers of the Declaration of Independence. It has historically been used to numb teeth and gums, including the gums of teething infants. Cinnamon is also considered one of the most concentrated sources of antioxidants.
Cranberry has the property of preventing the biological adhesion of microbes to mucous membranes, such as the urinary tract, stomach, and gums. This type of trait is not common in plants, although it is shared by Australian tea tree. The anti-adhesion property of cranberries stem from its proanthocyanidins, a type of flavonoid with high antioxidant properties but with a unique structure not found in most other fruits and vegetables. It's the bacterial anti-adhesion property that makes cranberry so effective for urinary tract infections.
French Grey Sea Salt
Dentists often recommend a mixture of baking soda and salt for cleaning teeth. The combination is a traditional tooth cleanser that has stood the test of time for over century. But when you brush or floss, more than cleaning is going on. While the teeth are being cleaned, the gums are also absorbing whatever is in the cleansing mixture. Even in this regard, salt is considered so beneficial that dentists commonly recommend salt rinses following tooth extractions or other oral surgery.
Myrrh is widely considered to be one of the most effective substances for sore gums by herbalists and by practitioners of Chinese medicine. Even in the west it is renowned for its astringent and antiseptic properties as well as for promoting healing. In addition to its antiseptic, antimicrobial and astringent properties, it has used by people wishing to stimulate circulation in mucous membrane tissue (which includes the gums). It has historically been used by itself for swollen or spongy gums as well as for canker sores, sore throats and sinus infections.
Peppermint has historically been considered a mild-acting herbal medicine (phytomedicine), and its leaves have been used as a folk remedy for centuries to relieve pain around a tooth and to improve swollen gums. It has a calming and numbing effect due to the high menthol content of its oil. And of course peppermint adds a touch of soothing flavor and a bit of minty scent.
In the western hemisphere, peppermint is sometimes called the world's oldest medicine. Peppermint is believed to inhibit the growth of some strains of bacteria as well as viruses. It's high in vitamin C (see the section on vitamin C) and vitamin A, and contains numerous nutrient trace elements, such as iron, calcium, potassium, magnesium and copper.
Tea tree has such great antimicrobial characteristics (as well as some antiviral and antifungal properties) that only non-natural disinfectants have more. The natural properties of tea tree were discovered centuries ago by the aboriginal Bundjalung people of Eastern Australia, who applied the crushed leaves to wounds, inhaled the released vapors, and drank teas from the leaves of the Melaleuca alternifolia (tea tree).
Since the 1920s the natural oil from tea tree leaves has been extracted and concentrated by steam distillation into a very powerful liquid. Powdered leaves can still be found and is the form of tree tea incorporated into the Good Gums formula. This is closer to the form originally used by the Bundjalung, where its beneficial properties are available without the irritation possible from the super concentration of distilled oil.
There's a strong connection between vitamin C and healthy gums. And there's also a strong connection between bioflavonoids and how well vitamin C is absorbed. Both are prominent ingredients of Good Gums natural powdered dentifrice. Vitamin C helps the lining of the gums (epithelium) stay healthy despite the bacteria that inhabit the mouth. Healthy gums isolate the bacteria from the roots of the teeth despite their close proximity. When bacteria start to penetrate the gums, through tiny lesions or weakened lining, it is within the gums that the immune system fights to eradicate the harmful bacteria and to ensure the health of the gums as well as the underlying tooth-supporting ligaments and bone.
Myrrh & peppermint - soothe sore gum tissue.
Baking soda & French grey sea salt - cleans teeth with low abrasiveness, allows natural saliva remineralization.
Vitamin C & Bioflavonoid complex - helps connective tissues to heal and grow.
French grey sea salt - applies magnesium to the teeth for stronger enamel.
Baking soda - counters acidity produced by plaque bacteria.
Cinnamon, peppermint, tea tree leaf, & cranberry - gently antimicrobial, protects against bacteria spikes.
Place a small amount of Good Gums powder in your clean, dry palm. Use a moistened toothbrush to transfer to the gum line. Brush as directed by your health professional. After brushing, spit out the loose liquid containing debris from brushing. The remaining residue of herbs and minerals that have not already been absorbed by the gums may be safely swallowed for further ingestion. Health Canada Natural Product Number: 80035767.