GUM® RED-COTE® Tablets | Plaque Disclosing Tablets

Provide patients with a simple solution to the problem of locating virtually invisible plaque build-up and identifying areas that need additional brushing and flossing.

GUM RED-COTE Tablets highlight bacterial plaque on tooth surfaces, making it easy to pinpoint areas that need more attention.

Usage instructions: Rinse mouth with water, then chew the tablet for 30 seconds and spit out and rinse again with water. The plaque disclosing tablet will turn plaque red, making it easy to see which parts of the teeth need extra cleaning. You can then brush or floss these areas until the teeth are fully clean.





  • Plaque disclosing tablets help you identify plaque build-up in the mouth
  • Turns plaque build-up red, making it easy to spot and dedicate extra attention to
  • Temporary colouration won't stain the teeth
  • Pleasant cherry flavour 
  • Pack of 12 tablets for convenient home usage

Recommend thorough brushing for 2 minutes after use of GUM RED-COTE tables to remove discolouration.
Discolouration may persist in hard-to-reach areas for a short period of time. 

GUM RED-COTE Tablets are composed of food ingredients and are therefore unlikely to pose any risk if ingested.
However, GUM RED-COTE Tablets were not developed for edible use.

Recommend GUM RED-COTE Tablets starting at 6 years of age.
GUM RED-COTE Tablets are not recommended for younger children as they may be unable to follow ingestion instructions. 

The food-grade red dyes in GUM RED-COTE Tablets colour the bacterial cells that form plaque.

The red dye accumulates in the plaque giving it the desired colouration to help your patients identify which areas of the mouth to focus on when brushing.

The ingredients in GUM RED-COTE Tablets that colour plaque and help identify it are: D&C red #28 (CI 45410) & FD&C blue #1 (CI 42090).

The dye can be easily removed with brushing.