Gum soreness can make my embarrassingly irritable. Ever since I started wearing aligners I've experienced sore gums. For a long time I just gritted through it (like I do most things) and tried various home remedies - all to not so great results. Then I discovered this whole category of dental gel. The one I like most is OxyFresh Pro Relief Dental Gel Soothing Formula.
It's come in handy most when I have to put on a new set of aligners and they are extremely tight and uncomfortable. A lot of times the plastic scraps my gums causing irritation and days of annoying pain. It seriously makes me moody and not want to talk or interact with people because every time I move my mouth to talk I can feel the tenderness of my gums.
OxyFresh Pro Relief Dental Gel is formulated to sooth, condition and deodorize. It contains aloe vera, chamomile, folic acid, essential mint oil, zinc and Oxygene, OxyFresh's proprietary blend. I like to apply the dental gel first thing in the morning after I take on my aligners and brush my teeth. I also like to apply it before I put in my aligners at night.
OxyFresh is alcohol free, dye free, and non-toxic. It's approved for a number of dental procedures including extraction sites, pericoronitis, crowns, treatments such as scaling, root planing or laser treatments. You can also use it for issues such as inflamed gums, tenderness, healing, bitten tough or cheek, mouth sores, mouth burns, blisters, odor and dentures.
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