A new generation of mouthwashes.

A new generation of mouthwashes.
May 24, 2020 admin

A new generation of mouthwashes. CHX with the power of nature: CITROX®

Do you have trouble with patients complying with their post-surgery oral care? Curaprox has a solution for you! Their Perio Plus+ range combines CHX with natural ingredients to create a powerful antibacterial agent that tastes great! Now isn’t that some great news for your Monday morning?!

Why Perio Plus+?

Sometimes you need an antibacterial agent to help repair and regenerate. For example, there may be problems with braces or implants, inflammation or periodontitis, or following surgical procedures such as extraction of a wisdom tooth. In these cases, most dental professionals turn to chlorhexidine (CHX) to destroy harmful bacteria. Curaprox have enhanced the norm by combining CHX with the bioflavonoids of CITROX® – a natural formula which is extremely effective against bacteria, viruses and fungi.

What is CITROX®?

CITROX® is a natural bioflavonoid extracted from bitter oranges (citrus aurantium amara). Bioflavonoids are antioxidants that plants use to protect themselves from bacteria and viruses. Curaprox have isolated the effective bioflavonoids that have proven antimicrobial effects to create a natural extract that is extremely effective at targeting pathogenic bacteria in the mouth. Not only does it kill bacteria effectively, it also encourages the good flora to grow back, encouraging gum regeneration.

“Not only does it kill bacteria effectively, it also supports the good flora to grow back, encouraging gum regeneration.”

What are the other properties of Perio plus+?

Polylysine amino acids – another completely natural ingredient – ensures the healing properties mouthwash adheres well to teeth, gums and oral mucosa for a long-lasting effect.

Copolymer PVP/VA – creates a strong protective film over the teeth, gums and oral mucosa to promote tissue regeneration and help to relieve inflammation. This can be particularly helpful when surgical sutures need to be well protected.

Hyaluronic Acid – a substance that is naturally produced by your body which is used to keep tissues lubricated. Hyaluronic acid plays a significant role in the wound healing process by influencing the migration of fibroblast and fibrinogenesis to create a new extra cellular matrix. It has antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties that help soft tissue to regenerate and increase the ability to maintain a healthy gingiva. Overall, it regulates moisture levels, promotes cell growth and speeds up regeneration. This is highly recommended after operations.

“…Curaprox are now exploring more natural products that they can use in replacement of harsh chemicals.”

The movement towards more natural remedies.

CHX has been the gold standard of oral antiseptics for over 50 years. However, the use of the chemical at high levels has been associated with numerous side effects such as tooth discolouration, taste alteration and irritation. Consumers are becoming growingly concerned over the possible negative side effects from the use of artificial substances and are seeking out natural remedies to treat a wide range of illnesses, including oral diseases.  The advancements in the CITROX® formula have allowed patients to switch to using lower doses of CHX, avoiding side effects and quickly restoring a healthy oral balance. Many medical companies are now exploring more natural products that they can use in replacement of harsh chemicals, and Curaprox has been on the front foot of this movement, perfecting their CITROX® formula over the last 12 years.

Ensures patient compliance

Many patients complain about the horrible taste of CHX mouthwashes, the staining, or the impact on their taste, and with this, many patients do not finish their course of treatment prescribed by their dental professional. To combat the issue, Curaprox have worked with flavour experts at Givaudan to create the Perio Plus+ range. The CITROX® formula consists of nine natural bioflavonoids which have been extracted from bitter oranges. By incorporating this natural formula with CHX mouth rinse, Curaprox have created product that eliminates the impact on taste and provides great results.

Many dental professionals that have switched to the Perio Plus+ range have noticed a significant increase in patient compliance, which have resulted in a much faster healing time for the patients.

“Many dental professionals that have switched to the Perio Plus+ range have noticed a significant increase in patient compliance which have resulted in a much faster healing time for the patients.”

How to reduce discolouration when using Chlorhexidine

CHX can result in discolouration of the teeth. Perio Plus+ can also cause this discolouration, but when it is used properly, discolouration is minimised. Furthermore, it is reversible – your dentist can remove any discolouration following treatment without any problems.

During treatment with Perio Plus+, avoid consuming products containing tannin, such as tobacco, coffee, black and green tea, red wine, berries, curry and saffron, as they can attach to the CHX layer causing discolouration. Avoiding these types of products will keep discolouration to a minimum. Clean your teeth thoroughly with a toothbrush and consider using a whitening toothpaste such as those from our ‘Black Is White’ or BE YOU ranges.

To sum up

Perio Plus+ can prescribed in all instances where a CHX mouthwash is required – including problems with braces or implants, in cases of inflammation or periodontitis, or following surgery. You can expect strong efficacy, good flavour – and successful treatment.