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Gum Disease (Periodontal Disease)
Instructions for Patients
©2020 SQUIGLE, Inc. (Last revision:  July 16, 2020)

These instructions are provided as a guide to patients who have been diagnosed by a physician or dentist. They have been created after hundreds of hours of discussions with patients and dentists. They are not meant to be rigid and unchanging. Of course, we hope they work for you. But if they don't, please contact SQUIGLE, Inc. at 1-877-718-0718 (9 am to 5 pm, EST).

This is crucial: Use SQUIGLE®, SQUIGLE JR®, or TOOTH BUILDER® Toothpaste exclusively. SQUIGLE toothpastes (including TOOTH BUILDER) are free of SLS (sodium lauryl sulfate) and other irritating ingredients. The flavor is mild to prevent irritation of delicate tissues. SQUIGLE®-brand toothpastes have 36% Xylitol--more than any other toothpaste--to prevent plaque and cavities better than regular toothpaste. Clinical trials show SQUIGLE Toothpaste prevents gum disease and improves the condition of gum disease sufferers better than regular toothpaste.

Don't use mouthwash.

Floss at least once a day, before you brush. Use unwaxed floss. If your teeth are closely spaced, use Glide® floss.

Use a small headed, soft bristled brush. Apply SQUIGLE or SQUIGLE JR along the full length of your toothbrush. Brush for 2 minutes. When you are done brushing, gently brush your tongue (especially the back), the inside of your cheeks, and the roof of your mouth. Then rinse.

Chew a gum with high xylitol content (such as XylichewEpic or Spry®), preferably fruit flavor (not cinnamon or spearmint).

Don't use candy or breath mints, especially cinnamon or spearmint.

Don't smoke or use tobacco in any form.

A short course of antibiotic therapy is OK. (This requires a prescription from your physician or health care provider.)

Take a multivitamin + multimineral daily, after a meal.  In addition, take 500-1000 mg of buffered vitamin C daily.

Get sufficient rest each night.