Gengigel Mouthrinse Review

Gengigel Mouthrinse is a unique mouthwash that is designed to rapidly soothe, heal and protect. Many of us suffer from receding gums or painful oral conditions. If this is you, Gengigel Mouthrinse could provide not only welcome relief, but also promote rapid healing and restore gum health.

The majority of products in the oral health market focus on whitening our smiles. But if you’re in discomfort due to a painful gum condition, you may not feel like smiling at all.  The British Dental Association estimates that gum disease is the most common preventable disease in Britain – affecting up to 45% of us.

Gengigel mouthrinse could restore your smile in a more lasting and meaningful way. It contains hyaluronic acid which strengthens gum tissue and promotes genuine healing. It boosts gum health, which is important, as gum disease can lead to more serious systemic conditions.

To get to grips with the potential benefits of Gengigel mouthrinse we explore the following questions:

  • How does Gengigel Mouthrinse work?
  • Is Gengigel Mouthrinse right for me?
  • How do I use Gengigel Mouthrinse?
  • What else can I do to keep my gums healthy?

And then we answer some other Frequently Asked Questions.

How Does Gengigel Mouthrinse Work?

The key ingredient in Gengigel Mouthrinse is Hyaluronic Acid.

We all have hyaluronic acid in our bodies. It’s a natural substance found in connective tissue and its job is to manage the healing process. Sometimes our bodies do not produce enough. This could be due to illness, smoking, pregnancy, hormonal changes or poor diet.

Hyaluronic acid is used by doctors to help regenerate tissue and relieve inflammation. It can heal wounds, help skin grafts connect and grow and be injected into joints to relieve arthritis. 

Used orally, it is clinically proven to reduce soreness and inflammation, repair and even regenerate gum tissue, as well as repairing tooth enamel. This is great news if you have receding gums.

Gum disease can cause the tissue between the tooth and gum to separate. This creates pockets where bacteria rapidly multiply. Even if you have your teeth professionally cleaned, new bacteria can multiply before healing can take place.

Using a product containing Hyaluronic Acid accelerates healing and helps gum tissue reconnect to the tooth. This helps close the pockets quickly so you are less likely to suffer from further infection.

The hyaluronic acid also eases the pain associated with painful gum conditions such as ulcers. And Gengigel mouthrinse is formulated so that it ‘sticks’ to gums to give a lasting, protective coating.

How long does Gengigel Mouthrinse take to work?

This depends on the oral condition you are targeting.

For minor conditions such as mouth ulcers or bitten gums, relief from pain should be immediate.

In terms of healing, Gengigel claims that results should be noticeable within 24 hours.

Is Gengigel Mouthrinse Right for Me?

Pros

  • Rapid relief from pain and discomfort
  • Promotes natural, rapid healing
  • Formulated to ‘stick’ to gum tissue to provide a lasting protective barrier
  • Protects from future infection
  • Safe for daily use

Cons

  • More expensive than regular mouthrinse (see current price)
  • Contains alcohol which some people are sensitive to
  • Personally, I dislike the taste which is a bit like Lemsip
  • Thick consistency may take a bit of getting used to

If you suffer from receding gums, mouth ulcers or any painful gum condition like gingivitis, you should definitely consider Gengigel Mouthrinse

It is particularly effective if you have had recent dental surgery or have damaged oral tissue. For example you may have bitten your gums or tongue, or have newly fitted braces or dentures.

How do I use Gengigel Mouthrinse?

  1. Use measuring cap to measure out 10ml (1 dose)
  2. Swish around mouth for 1-2 minutes
  3. Spit the product out
  4. Repeat 3-4 times a day – use between meals to ease discomfort whilst eating and after brushing.
  5. Do not eat or drink for 30 minutes after use
  6. Continue to use for 3-4 weeks until all symptoms have gone (or as directed by a dental professional)

How long do I need to use Gengigel Mouthrinse?

Gengigel recommends that you continue to use the product until symptoms have cleared up, but it is safe for long-term use. Also, continuous use can protect you from re-occurring conditions.

Are there any side effects of using Gengigel Mouthrinse?

There are no known side effects of using Gengigel Mouthrinse. However, if you are sensitive to mint, the flavouring used is CITROMINT which is a mix of citronella and peppermint. It also contains alcohol so if this is an issue for you, you should not use it.

One thing to bear in mind is if you are using a toothpaste containing chlorhexidine (eg Corsodyl) it stops the hyaluranic acid in Gingigel from working. I do use Corsodyl toothpaste, but not continuously as it stains my teeth. So when I am taking a break from Corsodyl, I use Gengigel mouthrinse. This routine works for me but check with your dentist if you are unsure.

Gengigel Mouthrinse options

  • Gengigel Mouthrinse Single pack 150ml
  • Gengigel Mouthrinse Two x 150ml
  • Gengigel Mouthrinse Three x 150ml
  • Gengigel Mouthrinse Six x 150ml

Gengigel Mouthrinse vs Gel vs Spray?

Which of these you use depends very much on personal preference.

The gel and spray deliver a more concentrated dose to a specific area. If you have very painful tissue damage the gel is likely to provide more rapid relief. The gel can be slippery to apply with a finger so a cotton bud is recommended.

The mouthrinse provides more general treatment and protection to all oral tissues at once.

You may actually wish to use both products together if you suffer from badly receding gums and are prone to ulcers or other painful gum conditions.

Mouthrinse ingredients

Active: Sodium Hyaluronate and Xylitol (a natural sugar alcohol that inhibits plaque-causing bacteria)

Inactive: Aqua, Alcohol, Polysorbate 20, PEG 40 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Dichlorobenzyl Alcohol, Polycarbophil, Aroma (CITROMINT 1/074600), Citric Acid, Sodium Hydroxide, Acid Blue 9 (CI42090).

What else can I do to keep my gums healthy?

If you are suffering from any painful gum condition, it is particularly important to brush teeth correctly twice a day for two minutes. Also, you especially need to floss to keep interdental spaces clean and as germ free as possible.

  • Brush correctly
  • Clean between your teeth every day using – consider a water flosser which is great for sensitive gums
  • Choose a good toothpaste
  • Use a soft bristled toothbrush
  • Consider using Gengigel Gel in addition to the mouthrinse if you have receding gums or a very painful condition
  • Stay hydrated and drink plenty of water

Summary

Gengigel Mouthrinse is a great product to provide relief, healing and protection for a variety of painful oral tissue conditions.

It relies on an ingredient found naturally in the body which controls the healing process.

It has superb ratings from hundreds of satisfied users on Amazon, with many comments about the rapid pain relieving and protective properties of the product.

It has a lemony, rather than mint flavour, and a thick consistency.

It is not cheap. But if you suffer from any painful oral condition or receding gums you, like many users, may feel it is an excellent investment. 

Frequently Asked Questions

Is Gengigel Mouthrinse suitable for children?

Gengigel Mouthrinse can be used by children aged 3 and over. Always supervise children using mouthrinse. Young children can find it difficult to control the swallow reflex. Swallowing mouthrinse, particularly if it contains alcohol can be dangerous.

Does Gengigel Mouthrinse contain anything that stains teeth?

Gengigel Mouthrinse contains blue colouring but this does not stain teeth.

Is Gengigel Mouthrinse good for sensitive gums?

Gengigel Mouthrinse is for sore, inflamed gums. It does not contain ingredients to relieve the kind of reaction you might have to hot or cold foods or fluids.

Does Gengigel Mouthrinse contain fluoride?

No, it doesn’t.

Does Gengigel Mouthrinse contain mint?

The flavouring listed is CITROMINT 1/074600. If you are sensitive to mint or peppermint, this may not be suitable for use. It is also probably not indicated if you are using homeopathic remedies.

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