Find answers to all your questions about parodontax and gum disease.

parodontax FAQs

  • Why do my gums bleed?

    The main cause of bleeding gums is plaque, which is a sticky film made up of mostly bacteria that can build up, around, or between your teeth near your gum line. Genetics, pregnancy, and taking certain medications may also play a role in causing your gums to bleed.

  • What is gum disease?

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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Is gum disease a common problem?

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

  • 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.

  • How Can I help prevent gingivitis?

    You can help to prevent gingivitis that is caused by the buildup of plaque by adopting a good oral health routine. Brush your teeth twice daily using parodontax™ daily fluoride toothpaste, which is 3x more effective at removing plaque, the main cause of bleeding gums.* Floss to remove plaque from hard-to-reach areas between your teeth. Regularly visit your dentist for professional cleanings to remove plaque and tartar from your teeth, which can irritate your gums. Your dental professional may spot signs of gum disease before you experience any symptoms. 

    *compared to a sodium monofluorophosphate toothpaste after a professional cleaning and twice daily brushing 

  • Can gingivitis be reversed?

    Gingivitis, a mild form of gum disease, is treatable and reversible in its early stages. Treating gingivitis now may help prevent more serious problems from occurring down the road.

  • What is proper oral care regimen for bleeding gums?

    First, brush with a specialty gum toothpaste like parodontax™ for 2 minutes, twice daily, preferably with a soft-bristled brush. Next, floss to help control plaque build-up, which is the main cause of bleeding gums. Finally, see your dentist every 6 months for professional cleanings. 

  • 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 parodontax™ toothpaste.

  • Why do I have bad breath?

    Bad breath happens for a number of reasons. Among these reasons is a build-up of plaque on your teeth, gums, and tongue. When plaque bacteria break down pieces of food in your mouth, it releases an unpleasant smelling gas that contributes to bad breath. However, it’s important to remember that plaque is just one of many potential causes of bad breath, so make sure to speak to your dentist if you have any concerns. 

  • What does parodontax Complete Protection do?

    parodontax Complete Protection is a daily toothpaste that gives you 8 benefits for healthy gums and strong teeth. These include:

    • Freshens breath
    • Strengthens and protects enamel
    • Deep cleans
    • Gently whitens
    • Helps prevent bleeding gums
    • Helps reduce red and inflamed gums
    • Helps remove plaque
    • Helps maintain a healthy gum seal around your tooth

    It combines our anti-gingivitis toothpaste with what you need to help keep your teeth strong, too—so you can take care of your gums and teeth at the same time.

  • What is parodontax 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.

  • What dymptoms can parodontax toothpaste treat?

    parodontax™ 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. 

  • How does parodontax toothpaste work?

    Plaque constantly builds up on, around, and in 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.

    parodontax™ is specially formulated with stannous fluoride, making it 3x more effective at removing plaque, which is also the main cause of bleeding gums.* 

    *compared to a sodium monofluorophosphate toothpaste after a professional cleaning and twice daily brushing 

  • How is parodontax 3x more effective?

    parodontax™ toothpaste is clinically proven to help reduce the buildup of plaque, making it 3x more effective at removing plaque, the main cause of bleeding gums.*


    *compared to a sodium monofluorophosphate toothpaste after a professional cleaning and twice daily brushing

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

    parodontax™ toothpaste significantly reduces plaque and bleeding gums after 12 weeks.

  • Can parodontax prevent my bleeding gums from re-occuring?

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

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

    If you stop using parodontax™ 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 parodontax toothpaste contain fluoride?

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

  • What is the active ingredient in parodontax toothpaste?

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

  • Does parodontax toothpaste contain triclosan?

    No, parodontax toothpaste do not contain triclosan.

  • Does parodontax 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. parodontax™ is specially formulated to help prevent staining.

  • Does parodontax toothpaste come in different variants?

    Yes, parodontax toothpaste comes in 6 variants—Extra Fresh, Clean Mint, Whitening, Complete Protection Pure Fresh Mint, Complete Protection Whitening and Active Gum Repair

  • Does parodontax toothpaste have a tooth whitening formulation?

    Yes, when used every day, twice a day, parodontax Whitening toothpaste and Complete Protection Whitening toothpaste help to whiten teeth.

  • How do I use parodontax 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.

  • Do I have to use parodontax toothpaste twice a day, everyday?

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

  • Who should use parodontax toothpaste?

    parodontax™ is a daily fluoride toothpaste 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.

  • Can children use parodontax toothpaste?

    Yes, parodontax™ 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’re are concerned about your child’s gum health you should seek advice from a dentist or doctor.

How parodontax Toothpaste Works

parodontaxTM is a toothpaste that is clinically proven to help reduce bleeding gums. When used twice daily, it significantly reduces plaque and bleeding gums after 12 weeks.