Corsodyl Dental Gel works to both prevent and treat potential oral health problems such as plaque build-up, tooth decay, and gum disease. Corsodyl works by targeting problem areas directly, without leaving a bad taste in your mouth. It also aids in your gums’ natural healing, helping you to manage oral thrush and mouth ulcers, and promote a healthier mouth.
Here is a breakdown of the ailments which Corsodyl Dental Gel is able to treat:
- Helps to prevent plaque build-up on your teeth.
- Prevents and treats gingivitis (gum disease).
- Protects against tooth decay in high risk individuals) people with dry-mouth or xerostomia (malfunctioning saliva glands).
- Promotes natural gum healing.
- Helps to manage mouth ulcers (apthous ulcers).
- Helps to manage oral thrush (candidosis).
The active ingredient in Corsodyl Dental gel is known as chlorhexidine, which acts as an antiseptic agent and helps to disinfect the mouth.
Chlorhexidine works directly against specific bacteria, viruses, and fungi that can cause your mouth all sorts of problems. It will attack dangerous micro-organisms that can potentially cause throat infections, as well as other common mouth conditions. One micro-organism of note is the Candida Albicans fungi, which is the source of oral thrush infections.
Chlorhexidine has been proven to protect your teeth against the build-up of plaque, lowering your risk of gum inflammation and increasing your overall gum hygiene.
You should use Corsodyl dental gel either once or twice a day. Apply the gel to your toothbrush and scrub for around a minute. The brushing works to clean your mouth mechanically, while the gel will help to kill any dangerous micro-organisms throughout the mouth, improving your overall oral hygiene. If using Corsodyl for oral thrush or mouth ulcers then apply the gel directly onto the problem areas either once or twice a day.
If you don’t take care of your mouth and have poor oral hygiene then hardened deposits of tartar will build up along the gum lining. Over time these deposits become harder, making them more difficult to deal with.
Corsodyl Dental Gel contains Chlorhexidine which works to disinfect your mouth, encourage your gums natural healing processes, and defend your teeth against plaque build-up and decay.
Always read the instructions carefully and never use more than is recommended. Children under 12 should not use Corsodyl dental gel without first consulting a dentist. Always use Corsodyl dental gel on its own – do not mix it with other toothpaste as they can inhibit Corsodyl from working properly.
To prevent or treat gum disease brush teeth thoroughly with approximately 2cm of Corsodyl Dental Gel once or twice a day.
To treat oral thrush or ulcers apply Corsodyl Dental Gel directly to problem areas, either once or twice a day with a clean finger or cotton swab.
To treat denture sores, apply Corsodyl Dental Gel directly over your denture fittings and place in your mouth as usual. Rinse and soak your dentures in special Corsodyl mouthwash twice a day for at least 15 minutes.
Use approximately 2-3cm of Corsodyl Dental gel with a toothbrush once or twice a day.
Corsodyl Dental Gel is recommended for anyone suffering from gingivitis and other oral conditions such as fungal infections and mouth ulcers.
This product should not be used by anyone under 12 years of age without consulting a doctor.
Adults, including the elderly and children 12 years and over:
For mouth ulcers and oral thrush- apply a small amount directly to where it is needed for a minute, once or twice a day. For the treatment or prevention of gum inflammation - Brush with an inch of gel twice a day.
Side effects of Corsodyl Dental gel are uncommon; however a small number of people may experience them. Some side effects include:
- Stinging of the tongue during treatment.
- Stained teeth (although this can usually be removed by normal brushing or a scale and polish at the dentist).
- Burning sensation after using the gel, however this will usually lessen after repeat usage.
If you have any issues or concerns, or if you experience any effects not listed above, cease use of the product and consult your doctor.
Reading the following warnings carefully will help to ensure you are selecting an appropriate product. This gel is designed to be used externally only. Refer the included leaflet for more information before using this product. Keep out of sight and out of reach of children. Avoid using this gel after the expiry date indicated on the packaging. Please read all packaging and the Product Information Leaflet before taking any new medicine and inform your doctor of medicines you are taking or intend to take.
The active ingredients contained in this medicine is/are:
Benzalkonium Chloride 0.1% w/w and Dimeticone 22% w/w.
The medicine also contains the following inactive ingredients to make up the complete product:
Cetostearyl Alcohol, Macrogol Cetosstearyl Ether, White Soft Paraffin, light Liquid Paraffin, Macrogol, Potassium Dihydrogen Orthophosphate, Geranium (Fragrance) and Water
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