CITROXand polylysine – A new gold standard?
Although chlorhexidine has been considered the gold standard of oral antiseptics since the 1950s, it is associated with side effects at higher doses and indiscriminately targets bacteria in the mouth, putting patients at risk of an imbalance in the oral microbiome. Because CURAPROX Perio Plus+ is complemented with two organic antibacterials—CITROX® and polylysine—it is possible to reduce the amount of chlorhexidine used, and consequently its side effects. According to CURADEN owner Ueli Breitschmid, the addition of these natural antibacterials allows dental professionals to prescribe a lower dose of chlorhexidine sooner during treatment while retaining the same antimicrobial effects. As such CURAPROX Perio Plus+ is a first step towards naturally preserving or restoring healthy oral flora, and fully natural mouthwash treatment.