Here are answers to some of the questions you may have about parodontaxTM products. If you can’t find the answer to a question you have below, contact us at Consumer.Communications@gsk.com

  • What is parodontaxTM toothpaste?

    Healthy gums are vital for strong teeth and healthy gums don’t bleed. If you spit blood when you brush or floss it can be a sign of gingivitis. parodontax™ is a fluoride toothpaste that is clinically proven to help reduce bleeding gums. Use parodontax™ toothpaste daily to help keep gums healthy, teeth strong and breath fresh.

  • How does parodontaxTM toothpaste work?

    Plaque constantly builds up on, around and between teeth. If this is not removed it can irritate the gums leading to red, swollen and bleeding gums (gingivitis). If left untreated this can get worse.

    parodontaxTM  is specially formulated with stannous fluoride, which works to both remove and kill plaque, making it 40% more effective at reducing bleeding gums than a regular sodium monofluorphosphate fluoride toothpaste.*

    *after 24 weeks with a professional cleaning

  • How is parodontaxTM 40% more effective?

    parodontaxTM toothpaste is clinically proven to help reduce the build-up of plaque making it 40% more effective at reducing bleeding gums than a regular sodium monofluorphosphate fluoride toothpaste.*

    *after 24 weeks with a professional cleaning

  • How do I use parodontaxTM toothpaste?

    Apply toothpaste onto a toothbrush, brush teeth thoroughly, preferably after each meal at least twice a day and not more than three times a day, or as directed by a dentist or doctor. Minimize swallowing. Spit out after brushing. To minimize swallowing for children under six years of age, use a pea-sized amount and supervise brushing and rinsing until good habits are established.

  • How quickly does parodontaxTM toothpaste work to reduce bleeding gums?

    parodontaxTM toothpaste significantly reduces plaque and bleeding gums after 12 weeks.

  • Can parodontaxTM prevent my bleeding gums from re-occurring?

    With twice daily brushing parodontaxTM is clinically proven to help reduce bleeding gums and helps prevent them from coming back.

  • Will my gingivitis come back after I stop using parodontaxTM toothpaste?

    If you stop using parodontaxTM toothpaste, it can no longer work to help prevent the symptoms of gingivitis. Consult your dentist for advice on the most appropriate products to treat your gingivitis.

  • Does parodontaxTM toothpaste contain fluoride?

    Yes, parodontaxTM toothpaste contains stannous fluoride that helps to prevent dental cavities, control bleeding gums and remove the plaque associated with gingivitis.

  • Who should use parodontaxTM toothpaste?

    parodontaxTM is a daily fluoride toothpaste and is designed for people with, or people who are susceptible to, bleeding gums. It helps stop and prevent bleeding gums and also brings all the benefits of a fluoride toothpaste, protecting against cavities, keeping gums healthy and breath fresh.

  • What is the active ingredient in parodontaxTM toothpaste?

    The active ingredient in parodontaxTM toothpaste is stannous fluoride (0.454%)

  • Does parodontaxTM toothpaste come in different variants?

    Yes, parodontaxTM toothpaste comes in three variants – Extra Fresh, Clean Mint, and Whitening.

  • Does parodontaxTM toothpaste have a tooth whitening formulation?

    Yes, when used every day, twice a day, parodontaxTM Whitening toothpaste helps to whiten teeth.

  • Does parodontaxTM toothpaste stain your teeth?

    Products containing stannous fluoride may produce surface staining of the teeth. Adequate brushing may prevent these stains, which are not harmful or permanent, and may be removed by your dentist. parodontaxTM is specially formulated to help prevent staining.

  • Can children use parodontaxTM toothpaste?

    Yes, parodontaxTM toothpaste is a fluoride toothpaste that is suitable for children aged two and over. For children under two years of age, consult a dentist or doctor before using. If you are concerned about your child’s gum health, you should seek advice from a dentist or doctor.

  • What symptoms can parodontaxTM toothpaste treat?

    parodontaxTM toothpaste can treat the symptoms of “plaque induced” gingivitis, including bleeding, red, and swollen gums.

    It also has all the benefits of fluoride toothpaste so it can form a part of a good oral health routine for anyone, helping to keep teeth strong, gums healthy, and breath fresh. 

  • Do I have to use parodontaxTM toothpaste twice a day, every day?

    It is recommended that you brush twice daily with parodontaxTM  toothpaste to help prevent bleeding gums.

  • Do parodontaxTM products contain triclosan?

    No, parodontaxTM products do not contain triclosan.

  • What is gingivitis?

    Gingivitis is a reversible form of gum disease.  Gingivitis occurs when gums become irritated by plaque that builds up around, on, and between teeth. It can cause swollen, red and bleeding gums, it may also lead to halitosis and receding gums.

  • What causes gum disease?

    One of the main causes of gum disease is the plaque that builds up around, on, and between your teeth. If it is not removed by regular brushing and flossing it can irritate your gums, causing them to become red and swollen, and they may bleed when you brush your teeth. This stage of gum disease is called gingivitis. If these early signs of gum disease are not treated, then it can eventually progress to one of the most serious forms of gum disease, periodontitis, which is irreversible and can lead to tooth loss.

  • What are the symptoms of gum disease?

    Symptoms of gum disease (gingivitis) can include red, swollen gums, bad breath, and bleeding gums when you brush or floss.

  • How can I help prevent gingivitis?

    You can help to prevent gingivitis caused by the build-up of plaque by adopting a good oral health routine. Brush your teeth twice daily using parodontaxTM daily fluoride toothpaste which is 40% more effective at reducing bleeding gums than a regular sodium monofluorophosphate toothpaste.* Floss to remove plaque from hard to reach areas between teeth. Regularly visit your dentist for professional cleanings to remove plaque and tartar from your teeth which can irritate the gums. Your dental professional may spot signs of gum disease before you experience any symptoms.
    *after 24 weeks with a professional cleaning

  • Is gum disease a common problem?

    Yes. The CDC reports that about 50% of Americans age 30+ have gum disease.

  • What is gum disease?

    Gum disease is a term that refers to gingivitis and periodontitis, or periodontal disease, all of which are gum disease.

  • Can brushing too hard cause bleeding gums?

    The main cause of bleeding gums is the build-up of plaque at the gum line. An effective way to remove this plaque is to brush twice daily with parodontaxTM  toothpaste.