Optimal Gum Health
4 December 2023

Bio-Gum Powder: A Natural Approach to Optimal Gum Health

Maintaining optimal gum health is crucial for overall oral well-being, and conventional oral care products often contain a plethora of synthetic chemicals. There has been a growing interest in natural alternatives, and one such option in the oral department is Bio-Gum Powder. This innovative dental product harnesses the power of natural ingredients to promote gum health without the use of harsh chemicals.

Ancient Purity’s Bio-Gum Tooth Powder consists of Oak Bark, Comfrey Root, Horsetail, Peppermint and Cloves. This particular blend is made in store with the help of lots of traditional herbal knowledge. Embarking on new ventures in health care than what we’re used to can be a bit daunting at first, but when it comes to natural products, in this case plants and herbs, I don’t feel we have a huge amount to lose in trying something new. Unless you are aware of such allergies to particular plants and herbs, these can do absolutely no harm. So in my own personal venture for natural remedies, Bio-Gum Tooth Powder was an incredible find. In this article, we explore the benefits of using Bio-Gum Powder for gum health, we’ll also explore the individual ingredients found in our powder, and why it is a compelling alternative for those seeking a more natural approach to oral care.

Oral Health

The Benefits

Ahhh I love writing about the benefits of natural products because they are very real, tangible and endless. We took our inspiration from an American Herbalist and Naturopath called Dr John Christopher, whom was renowned for his work on herbs. He produced a tooth powder that yielded incredible results. It helped not only in brightening our teeth’s lustre, but also assisted in tightening loose teeth. These types of herbs have been used since the 1960’s for these purposes. Let’s have a look at some of the benefits of using Bio-Gum Powder:

Gentle & Natural Ingredients:
Bio-Gum Powder is typically composed of natural ingredients. These botanical extracts have been traditionally used in various cultures for their oral health benefits. Peppermint, for instance, is known for its antimicrobial properties, while comfrey root has anti-inflammatory effects. By incorporating these gentle and natural ingredients, bio-gum powder provides an effective yet soothing solution for gum care.

Free from Harsh Chemicals:
Unlike some conventional toothpaste and gum care products that may contain artificial preservatives, dyes, and abrasive agents, bio-gum powder is free from such harsh chemicals. This makes it a suitable choice for individuals with sensitivities or those who prefer to minimise their exposure to synthetic compounds. The absence of artificial additives contributes to a cleaner and more sustainable approach to oral care.

Balancing the Oral Microbiome:
Maintaining a healthy balance of bacteria in the oral microbiome is crucial for preventing gum diseases. Bio-Gum Powder, with its natural ingredients, helps support the growth of beneficial bacteria while minimising the proliferation of harmful bacteria. This balance is essential for preventing issues such as gingivitis and promoting an environment conducive to overall gum health.

Reducing Inflammation & Irritation:
Many individuals experience gum inflammation and irritation, often leading to discomfort and increased sensitivity. The anti-inflammatory properties of ingredients like comfrey root in bio-gum powder can help alleviate these symptoms. Regular use may contribute to a reduction in redness, swelling, and discomfort associated with gum-related issues.

Promoting Fresh Breath:
In addition to gum health, bio-gum powder often contains natural breath-freshening agents like peppermint/mint. These not only contribute to a pleasant and natural flavour but also help combat bad breath. The absence of synthetic fragrances ensures a fresh breath experience without the use of potentially harmful chemicals.

Environmentally Friendly:
Bio-gum powder is often packaged in eco-friendly and recyclable materials, aligning with the growing global emphasis on sustainable living. At Ancient Purity we store ours (and pretty much all our products) in Miron violet-glass Jars to preserve the quality of the product. By choosing a natural oral care product, consumers can contribute to reducing their environmental impact and promoting a more sustainable approach to personal hygiene.


How To Use It

The powder is very simple to use which really heightens its appeal! You just need to wet your tooth brush prior, then simply dip the brush lightly into the powder. Make sure you’re brushing with vertical movements, getting in all the nooks and cranny’s. If you have particularly acute gum issues then we suggest leaving the powder between the upper and lower lips and gums for as long as you can daily until you see improvement. Once you’ve rinsed off the powder, follow this with a Bio-Gum Tooth brushing regime. Bio-Gum Tooth Powder can be used safely on a daily basis.

If you believe your gums are in need of some extra support and detox then we would also recommend the Coconut Oil Pulling technique alongside the use of Bio-Gum Powder. You can find more information on our Coconut Pulling Oil here.

Tooth Powder Ingredients

Bio-Gum Tooth Powder Ingredients

Let’s take a little dive into the individual ingredients found in Ancient Purity’s particular blend, to explore their individual healing properties;

Comfrey Root - Comfrey (Symphytum officinale) is a herb that has been traditionally used for its purported healing properties, particularly in folk medicine. The plant contains various compounds, including allantoin, rosmarinic acid, and tannins, which are believed to contribute to its medicinal effects. Some reported ways in which Comfrey root can aid in healing is:

  1. Wound Healing: Comfrey has been used topically to help heal wounds, cuts, and bruises. Allantoin, a substance found in comfrey, is believed to promote cell proliferation and tissue regeneration, which may aid in the healing process.
  2. Anti-Inflammatory: Comfrey has anti-inflammatory properties, which may help reduce inflammation in conditions such as sprains, strains, and arthritis. This is attributed to compounds like rosmarinic acid.
  3. Bone & Joint Health: Traditionally, comfrey has been used to support bone and joint health. It is believed to help with conditions like osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis, possibly due to its anti-inflammatory effects.
  4. Skin Conditions: Comfrey has been applied topically for skin conditions like eczema and dermatitis. The soothing properties of comfrey may help alleviate skin irritation.

Oak Bark – Oak bark, derived from the bark of oak trees, has a long history of traditional use for its potential healing properties. It contains various compounds that are believed to contribute to its therapeutic effects. Here are some potential healing properties associated with oak bark:

  1. Astringent Properties: Oak bark is known for its astringent properties, which means it has the ability to constrict or tighten tissues. This makes it traditionally useful for conditions where a drying or toning effect is desired, such as in the case of diarrhoea or inflamed mucous membranes.
  2. Anti-inflammatory Effects: The tannins present in oak bark are believed to have anti-inflammatory properties. This has led to its historical use in topical applications for skin conditions, such as eczema and dermatitis.
  3. Wound Healing: The astringent and anti-inflammatory properties of oak bark have led to its traditional use for promoting wound healing. It may help in reducing inflammation and supporting the closure of wounds.
  4. Gastrointestinal Issues: In traditional medicine, oak bark has been used for digestive issues, including diarrhoea. Its astringent properties are thought to help by reducing excessive fluid loss and inflammation in the gastrointestinal tract.
  5. Oral Health: Oak bark has been used historically for oral hygiene purposes. It is believed to have astringent and antimicrobial properties that may help in managing conditions like gingivitis.

Horsetail – Horsetail (Equisetum arvense) is an ancient herb that has been used for various medicinal purposes, particularly in traditional herbal medicine. It contains a variety of compounds, including silica, flavonoids, alkaloids, and minerals, which are believed to contribute to its potential health benefits. Here are some potential healing properties associated with horsetail:

  1. Diuretic Properties: Horsetail is known for its diuretic effects, meaning it may increase urine production. This property has led to its traditional use for conditions such as edema (fluid retention) and urinary tract infections.
  2. Silica Content for Skin, Hair, & Nails: Horsetail is rich in silica, a compound that is important for the health of skin, hair, and nails. Some people use horsetail supplements or extracts with the belief that it may promote healthier skin, stronger nails, and shinier hair.
  3. Bone Health: Silica is also considered essential for bone health, as it plays a role in the formation and maintenance of connective tissues, including bones. Horsetail has been traditionally used to support bone health, but more research is needed to establish its efficacy.
  4. Wound Healing: Horsetail has been used topically for wound healing. Its astringent and antimicrobial properties are believed to help in cleaning and promoting the healing of wounds.
  5. Anti-Inflammatory Effects: Some traditional uses of horsetail involve its anti-inflammatory properties, which may be beneficial for conditions like arthritis or inflammatory skin conditions.
  6. Antioxidant Activity: Horsetail contains antioxidants that may help combat oxidative stress in the body. Antioxidants play a role in protecting cells from damage caused by free radicals.


Peppermint – Peppermint (Mentha x piperita) is a popular herb that is widely known for its refreshing flavour and aroma. It has been used for centuries for various medicinal purposes. Peppermint contains essential oils, including menthol, menthone, and limonene, which contribute to its distinctive properties. Here are some potential healing properties associated with peppermint:

  1. Digestive Aid: Peppermint is well-known for its ability to relieve digestive discomfort. It may help relax the muscles of the gastrointestinal tract, easing symptoms of indigestion, gas, and bloating. Peppermint oil capsules have been studied for their effectiveness in managing irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) symptoms.
  2. Relief for Nausea: Peppermint's aroma and menthol content have anti-nausea effects. Inhaling peppermint oil or consuming peppermint tea may help alleviate nausea and motion sickness.
  3. Headache Relief: The menthol in peppermint may have a soothing effect on headaches and migraines. Applying diluted peppermint oil to the temples or inhaling its aroma may provide relief.
  4. Respiratory Health: Peppermint's menthol can act as a natural decongestant and may help relieve symptoms of nasal congestion and respiratory issues. Peppermint tea or inhaling peppermint oil vapor may be beneficial for those with colds or sinus congestion.
  5. Pain Relief: Peppermint oil applied topically may have analgesic (pain-relieving) effects. It's sometimes used for conditions like muscle aches and joint pain.
  6. Anti-Inflammatory Properties: Peppermint contains compounds with anti-inflammatory properties, which may contribute to its ability to reduce inflammation in various conditions.
  7. Antimicrobial Effects: Peppermint has demonstrated antimicrobial properties, and it may help fight bacteria and fungi. Peppermint oil has been used traditionally for oral hygiene and may be effective against certain bacteria in the mouth.
  8. Mental Alertness: The aroma of peppermint has been associated with increased alertness and cognitive performance. Inhaling peppermint oil or drinking peppermint tea may help improve focus and concentration.

Cloves – Cloves (Syzygium aromaticum) are aromatic flower buds that have been used for centuries for both culinary and medicinal purposes. Cloves contain various bioactive compounds, including eugenol, which contributes to their distinctive flavour and potential health benefits. Here are some potential healing properties associated with cloves:

  1. Antibacterial Properties: Cloves have demonstrated antibacterial properties, particularly due to the presence of compounds like eugenol. They may help inhibit the growth of bacteria and contribute to oral hygiene when used in toothpaste or mouthwash.
  2. Anti-Inflammatory Effects: Eugenol, a major component of cloves, has anti-inflammatory properties. Cloves have been traditionally used to reduce inflammation in various conditions, including arthritis and inflammatory skin conditions.
  3. Dental Health: Cloves are known for their analgesic and numbing effects. Clove oil, when applied topically or used in dental preparations, can help alleviate toothache and gum pain. It's commonly used in traditional remedies for oral health.
  4. Antioxidant Properties: Cloves are rich in antioxidants, which can help neutralise free radicals in the body. Antioxidants play a role in protecting cells from oxidative stress and may contribute to overall health.
  5. Digestive Aid: Cloves have been used to promote digestive health. They may help alleviate indigestion and bloating, and their carminative properties can assist in reducing gas and easing discomfort.
  6. Pain Relief: Clove oil has analgesic properties and has been used topically for pain relief. It may be applied to the skin for conditions like headaches, muscle aches, and joint pain.
  7. Respiratory Health: The anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial properties of cloves may contribute to respiratory health. Cloves or clove oil are sometimes used to ease symptoms of coughs and colds.
  8. Blood Sugar Regulation: Some studies suggest that cloves may have a role in helping regulate blood sugar levels. The compounds in cloves may have insulin-like effects, although more research is needed in this area.

Natural Remedy

In the quest for optimal gum health, Bio-Gum Powder emerges as a compelling and natural alternative to traditional oral care products. With its blend of gentle ingredients, absence of harsh chemicals, and ability to promote a balanced oral microbiome, Bio-Gum Powder represents a step forward in holistic oral care. By embracing this innovative approach, individuals can prioritise their gum health while also contributing to a more sustainable and environmentally friendly lifestyle. So be kind to your teeth, they are meant to last you a lifetime.

“Behind every smile, there’s teeth” - Confucius