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3 Reasons You Need Gum Gel3 Reasons You Need Gum Gel

What are 3 Reasons You Need Gum Gel?

Teeth and gum gel is not one of those things that’s top of mind … until we REALLY need it! So how do you know if your smile needs a little help beyond what a normal brushing and flossing routine can do? Check out 3 reasons you may need a gum gel, plus get the inside scoop on the one that dentists love and recommend.

3 Situations That Call for Gum Gel … STAT

#1. You Just Got Braces

If you just got braces, congrats! Even though you may not feel like celebrating right now courtesy of those sore, tender gums, just remember the payoff down the road will be well worth it!

In the meantime, you don’t have to grin and bear it. Using a gum gel after braces can save you from unnecessary discomfort and sensitivity.

MUST-HAVE GEL: Oxyfresh Super Relief Dental Gel is the best braces gel you can have in your back pocket – or medicine cabinet. That’s because it’s formulated with all the good stuff gums really love. We’re talking nature’s natural soothers, like:

  • Aloe Vera
  • Chamomile
  • Spearmint Leaf Oil

These ingredients offer soothing and strengthening benefits to the gums, while helping to cool and hydrate. This unique braces gel also contains non-staining fluoride, a must to help fight decay and sensitivity during your time in braces. Plus, there’s absolutely no alcohol, which means no sting or burn!

Tips to Maintain Your Smile When You Wear Braces

  • Brush 2x daily for 2 minutes, preferably with a fluoride toothpaste
  • Floss daily with waxed floss (unwaxed can tear and get stuck in brackets)
  • Use a soft- or ultra-soft-bristled toothbrush to avoid damaging braces
  • Avoid dark colas and fruit juices, which can cause staining
  • Cut harder foods into bite-size pieces to avoid breaking wires or brackets
  • Steer clear of popcorn, gummies, crunchy chips and sticky candies

 

#2. You Just Got Dentures

Dentures can work wonders in restoring confidence to a person’s smile. However, the downside is the discomfort that comes during the first few weeks as you get used to wearing them. Even denture “long-haulers” can start to experience discomfort if their dentures start to rub against their gums and not fit quite right, due to changing gums and bone structure. In either case, using a denture gel can make all the difference in your comfort level.

Oxyfresh Super Relief Dental Gel with soothing aloe and chamomile is a fantastic denture gel to not only help pamper and strengthen your gums, but to give you fresh breath confidence. Halitosis is a major concern during the healing process post-denture fitting or after other dental procedures.

he exclusive ingredient Oxygene® in Oxyfresh’s Super Relief gum gel for dentures eliminates bad breath-causing bacteria on contact, giving you fresher-than-fresh breath without the coverups of harsh artificial mint flavor or the drying effects of alcohol. Happier gums and fresher breath … it’s what every denture wearer dreams of!

 

#3. You Have Tooth & Gum Sensitivity

Tooth and gum sensitivity can occur for a number of reasons: worn enamel, gum recession, periodontal disease, an “off bite,” a damaged filling, or an untreated cavity. For many of these conditions, a visit to the dentist is in order. However, using a dental gel that helps desensitize the teeth and strengthen gum tissue is a great at-home support strategy for any dental plan.

What about sensitivity from teeth whitening? If you’re wondering why your teeth hurt after whitening, it’s because whitening treatments make the enamel temporarily more porous, exposing the sensitive dentin layer of the teeth that leads to the nerves. The pain sensations are especially jarring after eating or drinking something cold, hot or even acidic.

If you teeth whiten, it’s good to have a fluoride gum gel on hand afterward to strengthen the enamel and help with teeth sensitivity post-treatment. It’s also smart to use a fluoride toothpaste and fluoride mouthwash in the weeks leading up to your whitening treatment so you can try to avoid sensitivity altogether.

 

The Final Word on Teeth Gel for Dentures, Braces & More

Not all dental gels will deliver the same results. The quality of ingredients is paramount when it comes to denture and braces gel. With USA-made Oxyfresh Fluoride Super Relief Dental Gel, you’re guaranteed the best protection for your smile – without alcohol, dyes, and artificial flavors. And, instead of using stannous fluoride, which can stain teeth, we use a concentration of non-staining neutral sodium fluoride. Your smile WILL appreciate the difference.

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