CORSODYL FAQS

Do you have questions about Corsodyl products or what causes gum disease? Check out our frequently asked questions below.

Corsodyl Gum Disease FAQs

  • What is gingivitis?

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

  • What causes gum disease (gingivitis)?

    One of the main causes of gum disease is the plaque bacteria that builds up around, on and in 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 or floss 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 the more serious form 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 prevent gum disease (gingivitis)?

    You can help to prevent gingivitis caused by the build-up of plaque bacteria by adopting a good oral health routine. Brush your teeth twice daily using Corsodyl fluoride toothpaste which is 4x more effective than a regular toothpaste at targeting the cause of bleeding gums.** Floss to remove plaque from hard to reach areas between teeth. Regularly visit your dentist as a professional may spot the signs of gum disease before you experience any symptoms.

     

    ** Removal of plaque compared to a regular toothpaste, with twice daily brushing. Does not apply to Corsodyl Whitening. Contact customer.relations@GSK.com for verification

  • Is gum disease a common problem?

    Yes, gum disease affects 50% of adults worldwide.

  • Can brushing too hard cause bleeding gums?

    Healthy gums don't bleed. Bleeding gums is most often caused by the build up of plaque on the teeth. You should always check with your dentist or hygenist for advice.

Corsodyl Toothpaste Range FAQs

  • What is corsodyl toothpaste?

    Healthy gums don’t bleed. If you spit blood when you brush or floss it can be a sign of gum disease. Corsodyl is a daily fluoride toothpaste that is clinically proven to help stop and prevent bleeding gums. Use Corsodyl toothpaste daily to keep gums healthy, teeth strong and breath fresh.

  • How does corsodyl toothpaste work?

    Plaque bacteria constantly builds up on, around and in between your 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 and may cause halitosis, receding gums and more serious gum disease.

     

    Unlike a regular fluoride toothpaste Corsodyl is specially formulated with sodium bicarbonate. As you brush, this penetrates the layer of plaque bacteria to help break it up and make it easier to remove.

     

    By physically removing the build-up of bacteria along the gum line, Corsodyl toothpaste helps to keep the seal between gums and teeth tight. It is 4x more effective than regular toothpaste at removing the main cause of bleeding gums.*

     

    * Removal of plaque compared to a regular toothpaste, with twice daily brushing. Does not apply to Corsodyl Whitening.

  • How is corsodyl toothpaste 4x more effective?

    Corsodyl toothpaste is clinically proven to be 4x more effective at removing the build up of plaque bacteria, the main cause of bleeding gums, than a regular toothpaste.*

     

    *Not applicable to Corsodyl Whitening variant.

  • How do I use corsodyl toothpaste?

    Brush twice a day and not more than three times for two minutes, minimise swallowing and spit out. Not recommended for children under 12 years of age.

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

    Corsodyl toothpaste starts to work from the first time you brush and, with twice daily brushing, significantly reduces plaque and bleeding gums after six weeks.

  • Can corsodyl stop my bleeding gums from re-occurring?

    With twice daily brushing Corsodyl Toothpaste is clinically proven to help stop and prevent bleeding gums. If you continue to experience bleeding gums you should seek advice from your dentist.

  • What does corsodyl toothpaste taste like?

    Corsodyl Complete Protection contains extra fine sodium bicarbonate to help remove plaque, which gives it a unique, improved flavour.

     

    Corsodyl Daily toothpaste contains sodium bicarbonate to help remove plaque and keep your mouth clean, plus a blend of natural herbal extracts, which gives it a unique flavour. The taste can take a while to get used to, but most people soon grow to like it as much as regular toothpaste and enjoy the clean feeling it delivers.

  • Does corsodyl toothpaste contain fluoride?

    Yes. Most Corsodyl toothpastes contain fluoride.

     

    Corsodyl Complete Protection Original, Extra Fresh and Whitening toothpaste contain 1400ppm fluoride.


    Corsodyl Daily Fluoride, Extra Fresh and Whitening toothpaste contain 1400ppm fluoride, while Corsodyl Ultra Clean toothpaste contains 1450ppm fluoride. However, Corsodyl Daily Fluoride Free toothpaste does not feature fluoride. If used continuously please consult your dentist.

  • Is corsodyl toothpaste abrasive?

    Corsodyl Toothpaste has been specially formulated with a low abrasion formula.

  • Who should use corsodyl toothpaste?

    Corsodyl 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 daily fluoride toothpaste, strengthening enamel, keeping gums healthy and breath fresh.

  • What are the ingredients in corsodyl toothpaste?

    The main ingredients in Corsodyl Toothpaste are sodium bicarbonate and sodium fluoride.

  • Does corsodyl toothpaste come in different variants?

    Yes, Corsodyl Complete Protection toothpaste comes in two variants – Extra Fresh and Whitening. Corsodyl Daily toothpaste comes in four variants – Original, Ultra Clean, Whitening and Extra Fresh.

  • Does corsodyl toothpaste have a tooth whitening formulation?

    Yes, Corsodyl Complete Protection, Corsodyl Daily Whitening and Corsodyl Daily Ultra Clean toothpaste all help to restore teeth to their natural whiteness by gently removing surface stains.

  • Does corsodyl toothpaste stain?

    No, Corsodyl Toothpaste effectively removes plaque bacteria to help keep your gums healthy.

  • Why does corsodyl daily toothpaste contain herbs?

    Some Corsodyl Toothpaste variants (Original, Whitening and Extra Fresh) contain herbal extracts as part of the flavouring.

  • Is corsodyl toothpaste suitable for children?

    Corsodyl toothpaste is not suitable for children aged under 12 years of age. Please consult your dentist for the most appropriate oral health care for your child.

  • What symptoms can corsodyl toothpaste treat?

    With twice daily brushing, Corsodyl Toothpaste can help keep your gums healthy by helping to stop and prevent bleeding gums - an early sign of gum disease. It also has all the benefits of a daily fluoride toothpaste, so it can form part of a good oral health routine for anyone, helping to keep teeth strong and breath fresh.

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

    It is recommended that you brush twice daily with Corsodyl Toothpaste to help stop and prevent bleeding gums.

  • How do I know I could benefit from using corsodyl toothpaste?

    Corsodyl Toothpaste has all the benefits of a daily 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.

Corsodyl Toothbrush FAQs

  • What are the benefits of the corsodyl toothbrush?

    The Corsodyl Complete Protection Toothbrush has 8 benefits for healthy gums and strong teeth. It helps to remove plaque, cleans along the gum line, it’s gentle on gums and enamel, it has a compact head for hard to reach areas, offers interdental cleaning, helps restore natural whiteness.* There is a soft tongue cleaner on the back of the head and features an ergonomic handle.

     

    *With twice daily brushing

Corsodyl Daily Mouthwash FAQs

  • What is corsodyl daily mouthwash?

    Corsodyl Daily Mouthwash is specially formulated to help protect against gum problems when used with twice daily brushing. The clinically proven formula helps remove plaque and prevent further build-up, to help keep your gums healthy. It contains fluoride to strengthen teeth and prevent cavities, and helps reduce bacteria that can cause bad breath. Use twice daily alongside Corsodyl toothpaste.

  • How do I use corsodyl daily mouthwash?

    Use twice daily. Rinse with 10 ml for one minute then spit out. Do not swallow and do not rinse with water. Do not drink from the bottle. Do not use if plastic wrap is missing or not intact.

  • Can I use corsodyl daily mouthwash after brushing with corsodyl toothpaste?

    To get the benefits of Corsodyl Daily Mouthwash it should be used twice daily alongside Corsodyl toothpaste.

  • Does corsodyl daily mouthwash contain alcohol?

    No, Corsodyl Daily Mouthwash does not feature alcohol.

  • Does corsodyl daily mouthwash stain?

    Corsodyl Daily Mouthwash may cause staining of the teeth and the tongue. This can be removed by twice daily brushing with Corsodyl toothpaste, or by your hygienist or dentist. You can avoid staining by not drinking tea, coffee or red wine, particularly within one hour of use.

  • What are the ingredients in corsodyl daily mouthwash?

    Corsodyl Daily Mouthwash contains 250 ppm fluoride to help prevent cavities and low concentration chlorhexidine digluconate to help reduce plaque build up.

  • Do all mouthwashes treat gum disease?

    Not all mouthwashes treat gum disease, some are designed to freshen breath or provide cavity protection. Corsodyl Daily Mouthwash is formulated to help protect against gum problems when used alongside twice daily brushing. It contains low concentration chlorhexidine digluconate to reduce plaque build-up and is clinically proven to help remove plaque bacteria and prevent further build up. It also helps reduce bad breath causing bacteria and contains fluoride to strengthen teeth and prevent cavities.

     

    Corsodyl Mouthwash 0.2% Intensive has a higher level of chlorhexidine and is clinically proven to treat the first stage of gum disease, called gingivitis. Please read the product label and use as directed.

  • Is the use of a mouthwash enough for oral hygiene?

    No. Good oral hygiene is based on twice daily, thorough tooth brushing, plus regular check ups with a dentist and professional cleaning by a dentist or hygienist. Using a daily mouthwash like Corsodyl Daily can help to support this routine, but never replace it.

     

    If you have persistent, worsening or serious gum problems, such as red, swollen or bleeding gums, these are the symptoms of gum disease. You may need intensive care to help repair the damage and reduce the amount of plaque bacteria in your mouth. Your dentist may recommend that you use Corsodyl intensive treatment as a short term, temporary treatment in addition to your normal oral hygiene routine, to keep your mouth clean and help gums heal.

CORSODYL TREATMENT PRODUCT RANGE FAQS

PARODONTAX FAQ

  • Where can I find parodontax?

    Corsodyl toothpaste (not the mouthwash) is also known and sold under the brand name parodontax in many other countries, such as Germany, Italy, France and Romania. Both Corsodyl toothpastes and parodontax toothpastes contain the ingredient sodium bicarbonate, which has a unique action to break up the sticky plaque on teeth and gums. To find out more, please continue to read on the Corsodyl website. The flavours of toothpastes may vary across different countries. Both the Corsodyl and parodontax brand are owned by the GSK Consumer Healthcare company. You can purchase Corsodyl in most major retailers and pharmacies across the UK.