GUM® RED-COTE® Tablets

Getting rid of plaque is really important. This helps keep your mouth healthy, which in turn can have positive benefits for your overall health. But as plaque is usually virtually invisible, it’s not always easy to spot. The good news is that there’s an easy way to find out which parts of your teeth need more brushing or flossing!

Tasty and easy-to-use, GUM RED-COTE Plaque Disclosing Tablets highlight plaque on tooth surfaces.  How it works? Brush your teeth and rinse your mouth with water, then chew one of the cherry-flavored tablets for 30 seconds without swallowing.

The tablet will turn any plaque build-up on the teeth red, making it very easy to spot. You can then brush or floss these areas until the teeth are fully clean.

Product HIGHLIGHTS

  • Perfect for making sure you don’t miss any areas of dental plaque build-up
  • Pleasant cherry flavor
  • Non-toxic
  • Comes as a pack of 12 tablets


Brushing for 2 minutes as recommended after using GUM RED-COTE Tablets will remove temporary colouration. Colouration may persist in hard-to-reach areas for a limited amount of time.

GUM RED-COTE Tablets are not intended for ingestion. However, since they are mainly composed of food ingredients, swallowing them is safe.

GUM RED-COTE tablets can be used by children 6 years and older. They are not recommended for younger children who may have difficulties following instructions with respect to ingestion. 

GUM RED-COTE Tablets plaque-disclosing tablets highlight plaque on tooth surfaces.

The tablets will turn dental plaque red, making it very easy to spot and clean. The areas can then be brushed or cleaned using interdentals. The product can be used from 6 years of age. It is not intended for swallowing and is therefore not recommended for children below 6 who may have difficulties spitting the tablet out.

GUM RED-COTE Tablets do not contain fluoride. 

GUM RED-COTE Tablets can be used with dentures. In the case of a removable full-mouth denture, it is also possible to use GUM RED-COTE Tablets in a glass.
After brushing, make sure to rinse the denture with a lot of water to avoid colouration.

GUM RED-COTE Tablets contain two types of food-grade dyes: D&C red #28 (CI 45410) & FD&C blue #1 (CI 42090). The dye can easily be removed with the usual 2-minutes brushing.