Mike,I am in the dental field and understand the situation. Several dental colleges have done studies on stevia liquid. I use stevia clear. It has stevia and grapefruit seed extract, no alcohol. Take a sip of bottled water and 2 droppers of stevia clear, swish for 1 to 2 minutes. I also use it in my water pic. The studies proved that stevia prevents dental carries by 30% and that it will prevent your gums from bleeding. When I was having major dental work done, I swished with it 4 times daily. At bedtime swish and do not rinse. Stevia is also a anti-bacterial. It works great on getting those gums back to normal and if you use it regularly will prevent the bleeding. Hope this helps and good luck.