Frequently Asked Questions
How do I use Periogen®?
Can Periogen® hurt enamel?
No, Periogen® cannot damage any type of tooth surface; which is made of calcium phosphate. Periogen® dissolves only tartar, which is comprised of ionic calcium phosphate salt.
Can I use Periogen® to dissolve tartar off my pet’s teeth?
We have no study to indicate Periogen® effectiveness on animals.
Can I mix Periogen® with other products?
Do not mix Periogen® with other products. This may be unsafe due to a reaction of ingredients from other products. Periogen® needs no other product to eliminate germs and dissolve tartar.
May I use more Periogen® than the label says?
Yes. The amount of Periogen® to use as indicated in the directions is meant to ration the bottle for the maximum amount of applications. There is no limit to how much you can use for a given application.
I was told I have deep pockets. I have 5mm pockets and one 6mm pocket. Can Periogen® help?
Yes, Periogen® can definitely help by dissolving the tartar that is causing the deep pockets. These pockets should have Periogen® applied with a water flosser.
Can Periogen® clog my water flosser like some mouthwashes do?
No. When dissolved, Periogen® goes into solution, and is not a mixture. It is in many ways like a water softener which never clogs water flossers.
The ingredients say Periogen® has citric acid. Isn’t that too acidic?
No, although Periogen® contains citric acid, it also contains a greater amount of sodium bicarbonate. When placed in water, these two chemicals react; creating carbonic acid (a weak acid) and releasing CO2, thus creating effervesces that dissolves the other ingredients into solution. The resulting solution has a healthy pH of 7.5.
What does Periogen® taste like?
Periogen® has been described as either flavorless or like a slightly citrus spritzer.
Is Periogen safe to use while pregnant or breastfeeding?
We believe Periogen® is safe and effective unless you have an allergy to one of the FDA accepted food grade ingredients used regularly in the food and dental industries. Unfortunately, we have no studies to support whether it is safe to use when pregnant or breastfeeding.