Owner: Isabelle Dunkeson
Good-Gums is an all natural, toxin free product. It is a toothpaste substitute in a powder form, used daily in place of toothpaste. Good-Gums was created by Isabelle Dunkeson, Sarasota resident since 1974. She has been involved with natural healing for over 30 years and created Good-Gums because of her personal need. Good-Gums has been beneficial to many seeking to have healthier teeth and gums without the use of chemicals and additives. More information can be found at http://www.good-gums.com/
The Quality of Our Quality Control
How Good-Gums assures quality during manufacturing to make a product safe enough to put in your mouth every day
Good-Gums is fastidious in ensuring the all natural ingredients and the final product are up to the rigorous high standards we set and that also conform fully with the United States Pharmacopeial Convention (USP).
First, we source the purest, highest quality natural ingredients for Good-Gums.
When each ingredient reaches our manufacturing facility, they are individually tested for:
- Heavy metals (Arsenic, Cadmium, Lead, & Mercury)
- Total Plate Count (TPC – represents the total bacterial load)
The components are also tested for identity, strength, quality and purity. All test results must pass our strict set of standards as well as those set by the USP.
The Good-Gums formula is manufactured according to Current Good Manufacturing Practice (CGMPs), regulations enforced by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in an FDA registered facility. CGMPs detail systems that assure proper design, monitoring, and control of manufacturing processes and facilities. Adherence to the CGMP regulations assures the identity, strength, quality, and purity of supplements by requiring that manufacturers adequately control manufacturing operations.
Every ingredient in Good-Gums is certified GMO Free and Aluminum Free. Once each ingredient has passed rigorous testing they are combined into the formula.
Then the finished product is tested again for contaminants to guarantee that nothing occurred during the manufacturing process that altered the results of the initial testing of the ingredients. Good-GUMS is then tested to assure the correct amounts of each ingredient are present and the formula is accurate.
Once the final product has passed all testing it is ready for our customers, brushing their way to a healthy smile and of course good gums!
Good-Gums – Going Green
We believe that we have a responsibility to conduct ourselves personally and professionally with a reverence for life. First and foremost is to provide people with a product that’s natural and without harmful chemicals or additives. But we also want to avoid harming the life-sustaining systems of Nature that grace all living inhabitants of our Earth.
That means not leaving behind a trail of toxins and pollution from the production of Good-Gums. It means selecting a contract-manufacturing-facility whose practices parallel our intentions.
It also means encouraging the production of our raw materials, from ingredients to boxes, to be done in ways that are less polluting and more sustainable.
We don’t see this as something that we have (or will have) accomplished once and for all, but as something for us to keep working on. As we learn more, and as we grow to become an economically more valuable customer to the upstream supply chain, we hope to use our influence to greater effect in pursuing our stewardship responsibilities as inhabitants of our Earth.
For now we can say that:
• Good Gums® contains no artificial colors, flavors or any other artificial ingredients.
• It’s antibiotic-free, hormone-free and fluoride-free.
• The box is made from 100% recycled fiber.
• The manufacturing plant is cGMP compliant.
• Good Gums® is not tested on animals.
• The bottle we use (HDPE with Plastic Identification Code 2) does not contain (and therefore cannot leach) Bisphenol-A (BPA), an estrogen mimic that’s common to some other kinds of plastic.
One of many companies going green, Good-Gums is proud to be a part of the new wave of corporate responsibility across the globe.