Frequently Asked Questions

The following questions and answers relate to Perio Plus+ in general.

We at Curaden wanted to produce a mouth rinse solution that would enhance the positive effects of chlorhexidine (CHX) while being accepted by patients. This was achieved by combining CITROX® and polylysine amino acids to ensure enhanced efficacy and a pleasant-tasting solution without adding side effects. 

As part of the unique Perio Plus+ mouth rinse formula, CHX has been enhanced by combining it with natural ingredients: CITROX® and polylysine amino acids. These ingredients ensure improved antibacterial efficacy against a wide range of oral pathogens, with reduced risk of adverse side effects. As Perio Plus+ is also a pleasant-tasting solution, excellent patient compliance can be achieved.

CITROX® is a natural substance extracted from bitter oranges. It boasts potent anti-microbial, anti-oxidant, and anti-inflammatory properties.

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Depending on the individual needs of each patient, Perio Plus+ products are designed for either short- or longer-term use in helping to manage acute dental problems. Perio Plus+ can be used prior to and after invasive dental procedures (e.g. tooth extractions, dental implant treatment or periodontal therapy) in order for patients to avoid the risk of infection. It is ideal as a temporary supplement in treating dental caries, gingivitis, periodontitis and peri-implant diseases – including peri-implant mucositis and peri-implantitis.

Perio Plus+ products can be recommended to patients that are in need of additional prophylaxis support in cases of inflammation and infection. Perio Plus+ can help patients regain or maintain healthy teeth, gums and oral mucosa. For patients who already have a healthy mouth, mechanical removal of biofilm without the use of Perio Plus+ is sufficient.  

Perio Plus+ products protect the oral cavity from disease, without any compromise on strength or longevity. As a pleasant-tasting, highly effective solution against bacterial plaque, Perio Plus+ reduces the risk of disturbed taste and dental discolouration, ensuring high patient compliance.

As a key ingredient in Perio Plus+ products, CHX is traditionally associated with negative side effects such as disturbed taste and dental discolouration. As Perio Plus+ combines the benefits of natural ingredients with those of CHX, taste perception stays intact and dental discolouration can be kept in check. In order to ensure the very best results, smoking cessation is advised, and we also recommend that patients avoid consuming coffee, tea and red wine while using Perio Plus+ products. This will further reduce the risk of dental discolouration.

During therapy, patients should avoid consuming tobacco and foods that can stain natural teeth and dental restorations – including coffee, red wine, juices, green and black tea, berries, cherries, saffron, and curry. Thanks to the powerful antibacterial effect of Perio Plus+, it is possible – at the patient’s discretion – to reduce the dosage by one level or even reduce the duration Perio Plus+ products are used for. Both of these options – in combination with mechanical cleaning – can further minimise the risk of discolouration.

As with any other CHX-based solution, appropriate precautions should be taken when using Perio Plus+ products. Patients with known allergies or an intolerance to any of the ingredients contained in Perio Plus+ products should avoid using them.

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