Do gum stimulators work?
If you currently have a problem with weakened gum, a gum stimulator can work wonders. If you have been diagnosed with gum disease, using a gum stimulator can prevent spread of the disease. Otherwise, regular brushing and flossing should be enough to keep your teeth and gums in good shape.
How often should you replace gum stimulator tips?
The GUM® Stimulator rubber tip massages the gums and helps to dislodge food particles and dental plaque to clean between the teeth. The rubber tip stimulator should be replaced at least once every three months.
Can you stimulate gum growth?
The simple answer is, no. If your gums are damaged by, for example periodontitis, the most severe form of gum disease, it’s not possible for receding gums to grow back. However, even though receding gums can’t be reversed there are treatments that can help to stop the problem from getting worse.
How do you rubber tip your teeth?
To use the rubber tip, guide the tip between the teeth, hold the handle at a 45° angle towards your gum tissue, allowing as much of the rubber tip as you can to rest against your gums, press and massage your gums gently in a circular motion or wiggle for about 10 seconds.
How many times a day should you use a gum stimulator?
Use the Gum Stimulator Each Day – How to Use It Always use the stimulator after you brush and floss your teeth. Before you use it though, place the rubber tip of the device under hot water. This will soften the point so it is gentler to use.
How can I stimulate my gums?
To use a rubber-tipped gum stimulator, hold the device at a 45-degree angle toward your gum tissue, press it against your gums, and massage your gums gently in a circular motion. Aim to massage your gums for ten minutes, but stop sooner if you feel your gums getting sore.
Can massaging gums reverse receding gums?
Other ways exist to massage your gums much more effectively to increase blood flow throughout all gum tissue without risking irreversible gum recession. Special devices specifically for massaging gums are called gum massagers or gum stimulators. You can purchase a manual or an electric version.
How do you stimulate your gums?
To start, take your index finger and massage your gums just under your teeth. Apply a small amount of pressure and start massage in a circular motion. If you feel a little bit of tenderness and pressure, that is normal, but if you are experiencing pain, then stop right away and contact our office.