Gingivitis is the first stage of gum disease. A recent study reveals the value of tartar dissolution for gingivitis treatment. Periogen® is an oral rinse that dissolves tartar and keeps harmful bacteria at bay. It is therefore the only effective gingivitis oral rinse on the market.

Periogen® addresses the root cause of gingivitis. Gingivitis is defined as inflammation of the supragingival gum tissue (the tissue at and above the gum-tooth margin). This irritation of the gums is caused by tartar that forms on the teeth around the gum-tooth margin. These microscopic tartar house bacteria accumulations and produce toxins that cause inflammation of the gums.

Common mouthwashes that contain alcohol and bleach kill all bacteria, both beneficial and harmful. The dead bacteria itself actually forms tartar thus the problem remains. Chlorhexidine, which is a bleach-based prescription mouthwash often prescribed for gum disease, will only kill the bacteria and does not address the larger problem which is tartar build-up.

The dissolution of tartar with regular Periogen® use eliminates the primary cause of gingivitis. For pockets 2mm or less, Periogen® may be simply swished around the mouth for one minute to soften and dissolve supragingival tartar.