Will BETADINE®® Gargle stain the teeth?
No, BETADINE®® 1% Oral Antiseptic Solution does not stain the teeth. The natural brown colour is due to povidone-iodine, the active ingredient of BETADINE®® 1% Oral Antiseptic Solution. The product retains the powerful germ killing effect of iodine but unlike iodine, it is generally non-staining and relatively free of toxicity and irritancy.
BETADINE®® preparations do not stain the skin, fingernails, hair, or natural fibre either. If you accidentally get BETADINE®® on natural fibres it can usually be easily washed off with water and soap. For man-made fibres, BETADINE®® can usually be washed off with the help of a stain remover.
CAUTION: Immediately remove spills from plastic floors.