Gum Disease (Periodontal Disease)
Instructions for Patients
©2011 SQUIGLE, Inc. -- last revision Nov 13, 2011
These instructions are provided as a guide to patients who have been diagnosed by a physician or dentist. These Instructions 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. toll-free at 1-877-718-0718 (9 am to 5 pm, EST).
This is crucial: Use SQUIGLE® Toothpaste exclusively. Patented SQUIGLE is free of SLS (sodium lauryl sulfate) and other irritating ingredients. The flavor is mild to prevent irritation of delicate tissues. SQUIGLE® has 36% Xylitol--more than any other toothpaste--to prevent plaque and cavities better than regular toothpaste. Clinical trials show SQUIGLE® 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® 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 an ultra high xylitol gum (such as Epic 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. (Centrum® is OK).
In addition, take 500 mg to 1000 mg of buffered vitamin C daily.
Get sufficient rest each night.