Experience the powerful performance of Perio Plus+News
Posted by: The Probe 8th March 2020
As a distinguished biochemist, the late Howard Thomas believed that practitioners could help patients with acute oral health complications by recommending the use of Perio Plus+ mouth rinse, which contains natural ingredients and is proven to afford greater efficacy than market-leading chlorhexidine (CHX) solutions.
Whatever the reasons may be, it is clear that Britain has become an increasingly health-conscious nation, and this has had an incredibly positive impact on the population’s overall dental health in the last few decades. Results from the most recent Adult Dental Health Survey showed a clear reduction in edentate patients across all age groups, with the percentage of adults in the UK reporting dental health problems having dropped from 51% in 1998 to 39% in 2009. The number of patients visiting their dentist regularly had also increased.[i]
Despite significant improvements in oral health among the UK population, there are still many patients suffering from the effects of oral diseases. The impact of these diseases on individuals as a result of pain, impaired dental function, and reduced quality of life is considerable. Treatment of complex conditions can also be extremely costly, which only adds to a patient’s overall suffering. This emphasises the need for practitioners to continue providing up-to-date guidance on the most appropriate teeth cleaning techniques, in order to encourage even greater patient compliance towards oral hygiene. It is also essential for clinicians to offer reliable advice on using effective dental products, including toothpastes, toothbrushes, interdental brushes, dental floss, and mouth rinse.
Twice daily brushing and the regular use of an interdental brush is the ultimate ideal, but it is important for clinicians to consider that this may be difficult to achieve for patients with limited manual dexterity or sensitive oral tissues. Patients with acute dental problems and those at a higher risk of contracting an oral disease – such as patients preparing for or recovering from oral surgery – should be provided oral hygiene advice that includes recommendations for the use of a suitable mouth rinse. These solutions have long been established as temporary supplements to effectively managing oral disease and helping to achieve high standards of oral hygiene.
Many of the market’s leading mouth rinses contain CHX, which features anti-microbial properties that are clinically proven to reduce the level of bacteria and plaque within the oral cavity. This can help to prevent common problems such as dental caries, periodontal diseases, and xerostomia.[ii] Research has also shown that CHX encourages early wound healing, thereby speeding up the recovery period for post-oral surgery benefits.[iii] However, persistent use of mouth rinses containing CHX alone can result in some patients experiencing adverse side effects – including tooth discolouration, disrupted taste, and irritation of the oral mucosa.[iv]
In response to these issues, leading oral healthcare specialist, Curaden, has created the Perio Plus+ range of mouth rinses and gel products. These solutions offer the benefits of natural ingredients in a unique formula that minimises adverse side effects typically associated with traditional mouth rinses. Perio Plus+ utilises the advantages provided by CHX and combines them with those of Citrox – which is created using the bioflavonoids from the dried, ground piths and pulp of bitter oranges. This fine powder is then mixed with other natural substances to produce a powerful anti-microbial, anti-oxidant, and anti-inflammatory agent that can kill a wide variety of bacteria, viruses, and fungi. As a key ingredient in Perio Plus+ mouth rinse, Citrox is combined with polylysine amino acids for enhanced efficacy and prolonged working time. Citrox works similarly to CHX by breaking down bacterial biofilm quickly and efficiently to ensure a fast-acting result with long-lasting residual effects.
With the combined strength of both CHX and Citrox in one solution, Perio Plus+ products are scientifically proven to be more effective than market-leading mouth rinses at protecting the oral cavity against a wide range of bacteria. This includes those associated with oral diseases such as gingivitis and periodontitis.[v] The Perio Plus+ range is comprised of:
- Balance mouth rinse – To complement dental hygiene practises for patients at increased risk of oral disease
- Regenerate mouth rinse – For encouraging optimal oral tissue regeneration
- Focus gel – Intensive care for targeted areas of the mouth
- Support toothpaste – For use in conjunction with any Perio Plus+ mouth rinse
Depending on the individual needs of a patient, Perio Plus+ mouth rinses are designed for either short- or longer-term use, helping many patients manage acute dental problems. Rest assured that these solutions are alcohol free, reducing the risk of dry mouth that many patients may have experienced when using conventional alcohol-based mouth rinses. Perio Plus+ products also contain PVP-VA, which exhibits exceptional mucoadhesive properties that enables it to form a protective film over teeth, gums and mucous membranes. Combined with xylitol to ensure the longevity of results by up to 12 hours, PVP-VA in Perio Plus+ provides ultimate protection against dental caries.[vi]
Using Perio Plus+ Regenerate mouth rinse and Perio Plus+ Focus gel, patients are able to benefit from the concentrated anti-bacterial properties of CHX and Citrox to reduce inflammation and infection post-oral surgery. Patients can also take advantage of the solutions’ hyaluronic acid (HA) content, which promotes effective regeneration of oral tissues for improved post-surgical results. For added peace of mind, Perio Plus+ makes this all possible with minimal risk of tooth staining, temporarily disturbed taste, and irritation of the oral mucosa.
Improving oral health with Perio Plus+
There is an argument for further improvements in oral care within Britain, as a recent YouGov survey found that three in ten people only brush their teeth once a day.[vii] Help patients combat bacterial plaque and protect themselves against oral diseases by recommending Perio Plus+ products. These solutions minimise the risk of adverse side effects without compromising on efficacy, making them highly valuable supplements to routine tooth brushing and interdental cleaning. As Perio Plus+ mouth rinse provides powerful protection against potentially harmful oral pathogens, it successfully meets the needs of high risk patients.
[i] NHS. (2011) Adult Dental Health Survey 2009 – Summary report and thematic series. Link: https://digital.nhs.uk/data-and-information/publications/statistical/adult-dental-health-survey/adult-dental-health-survey-2009-summary-report-and-thematic-series. [Last accessed: 23.10.18].
[ii] Rath, S. K. and Singh, M. (2013) Comparative clinical and microbiological efficacy of mouthwashes containing 0.2% and 0.12% chlorhexidine. Dent Res J (Isfahan). 10(3): 364-369. Link: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3760361/. [Last accessed: 23.10.18].
[iii] Laugisch, O., Ramseier, C. A., Salvi, G. E., Hägi, T. T., Bürgin, W., Eick, S. and Sculean, A. (2016) Effects of two different post-surgical protocols including either 0.05% chlorhexidine herbal extract or 0.1% chlorhexidine on post-surgical plaque control, early wound healing and patient acceptance following standard periodontal surgery and implant placement. Clin Oral Investig. 20(8): 2175-2183.
[iv] Gürgan, C. A., Zaim, E., Bakirsoy, I. and Soykan, E. (2006) Short-Term Side Effects of 0.2% Alcohol-free Chlorhexidine Mouthrinse Uses as an Adjunct to Non-Surgical Periodontal Treatment: A Double-Blind Clinical Study. J Periodontol. 77(3): 370-384.
[v] Malic, S., Emanuel, C., Lewis, M. A. O. and Williams, D. W. (2013) Antimicrobial activity of novel mouthrinses against planktonic cells and biofilms of pathogenic microorganisms. Microbiology Discovery. 1: 11.
[vi] Balagopal, S. and Arjunkumar, R. (2013) Chlorhexidine: The Gold Standard Antiplaque Agent. J. Pharm. Sci. & Res. 5(12): 270-274. Link: http://citeseerx.ist.psu.edu/viewdoc/download?doi=10.1.1.443.7415&rep=rep1&type=pdf. [Last accessed: 23.10.18].
[vii] YouGov. (2017) Three in ten Brits only brush their teeth once a day. Link: https://yougov.co.uk/news/2017/10/23/three-ten-brits-only-brush-their-teeth-once-day/. [Last accessed: 23.10.18].
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