The most-frequently asked questions

Is the disinfection effect just as good as with the chlorhexadine standard 0.1%?
According to the progress report of the study at the University of Bern (Prof. Lang/Prof. Persson), the results are convincing. The double-blind study shows no deviations from CHX 0.1%.

Is it true that parodentosan does not cause any discolouration?
Practically none as the concentration of CHX is very low. This low CHX concentration is possible through the addition of natural substances that contribute to the antibacterial effect. This is also an advantage for dental treatment by the dental hygienist.

Why doesn't the toothpaste contain any CHX?
Because CHX interacts with sodium lauryl sulfate - this interaction would cancel the therapeutic effect. Therefore, it would not make any sense to add CHX to the toothpaste.

I've heard that peppermint is carcinogenic.
This statement is not correct. A study at the University of Nuremberg made certain assumptions about carcinogenic substances such as menthol. It did not refer to peppermint extract which is beneficial and not carcinogenic.

The adhesive strength of some gels is insufficient. How is it with parodentosan Gel?
Due to the inventive composition, the gel has excellent adhesive strength and long-lasting effect.

Is it true that a CHX concentration of 0.2% is approved for chewing gum?
Yes, it meets the legal standards.

Don't you think that the price for parodentosan products is rather high?
As a medical product line, parodentosan is in the middle price segment. Compared to conventional, simple CHX products with side effects such as discolouration of the teeth or impairment of taste sensation, parodentosan is even inexpensive.

What does an RDA value of 49 mean and who established this value?
RDA values below 50 are impressive and show no abrasive effect on dental enamel. It was tested at a University of Zurich laboratory. The values apply to Europe.

Are other dosage forms planned?
Yes, the scientific medical department at TENTAN AG is developing new dosage forms as requested by dentists.

What is the pH-value of the rinsing solution?
The pH-value is 5.5

How much fluoride is in the toothpaste?
The toothpaste contains 0.1% fluoride (from sodium monofluorophosphate). The maximum tolerated concentration is 0.15%.

What does formula ADF mean?
It means that discolouration of the teeth is significantly reduced.
Patented formula:
Anti-Discoloration Formula

What does TPF mean?
The patented Formula TPF - Taste Protection Formula - means that there is no adverse effect on taste sensation.

Who recommends and sells parodentosan products?
Exclusively specialist dealers (Swissmedic Liste D) - pharmacies, chemist's shops and dentists.

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