More often than not, viruses and bacteria enter the body via nose and mouth, contaminating their mucous tissues. The infection then progresses further and infects organs in different parts of the body.
Viral infections can happen to anyone, but dental practitioners are one of the most susceptible groups. Especially during a viral pandemic or even the yearly flu season.
Daily close contact with patients, regular exposure to bodily fluids, and handling of sharp instruments all greatly increase your risk of infection.
- Evaluate your patients
- Proper hand-washing technique
- Take personal protective measures (gloves, gowns, masks, eye protection)
- Use rubber dam isolation when possible
- Employ anti-retraction handpieces
- Disinfect the clinic environment, Surface Asepsis
- Manage your medical waste properly
- Rinsing the mouth before a dental procedure
You no doubt already employ all sorts of protective measures to help keep your dental practice safe: keeping great hand hygiene, wearing protective equipment or disinfecting the clinic environment.
But there is one more simple thing that can help you decrease the risk of infection, kill bacteria, and inhibit the entry of viruses into your system: using the ‘Perio Plus+ Regenerate’ mouthwash regularly before dental procedures.
Strong pair of ingredients that protects against infection
The same properties that help ‘Perio Plus+ Regenerate’ deal with infections in the mouth and battle bacteria that can damage enamel or threaten gums can also help with protection against the spread of viruses.
The two main ingredients of Perio Plus+ Regenerate that help protect you, your employees and your patients from infection are chlorhexidine and Citrox®.
Chlorhexidine digluconate(0.09%) is an antiseptic and disinfectant that has been widely used in dentistry for more than 70 years. It is very efficient in eliminating harmful bacteria, yeast, fungi and viruses.
Citrox® is a lot newer ingredient based on natural bioflavonoids derived from bitter oranges. Bioflavonoids have been demonstrated to act against bacteria, fungi, and viruses. The bioflavonoids bind to bacteria’s receptor sites, blocking the passages that bacteria need for feeding and emptying. Unable to sustain these processes, the bacteria essentially drown, killed by the bioflavonoid.
Similarly with viruses, various types of bioflavonoids such as hesperidin, naringin, caflanone, equivir and others have been shown to hamper the replication of viruses and inhibit their entry into our system.
In Perio Plus+ Regenerate, Citrox® is further combined with polylysine amino acids to create the Citrox®/P formula. As a result, is creates a protective layer on teeth, gums, and oral mucosa.
That’s why it is beneficial for the health of your dental practice to gargle with ‘Perio Plus+ Regenerate’ mouthwash regularly as an added protection against the spread of viruses.
Teeth, gums, and oral mucosa protectionIn addition to helping prevent viral infection, ‘Perio Plus+ Regenerate’ also protects teeth, gums, and oral mucosa. It excels at this thanks to further ingredients like hyaluronic acid, xylitol or cyclodextrin.
Hyaluronic acid helps regenerates oral mucosa and minimises opportunities for infections.
Xylitol keeps teeth healthy and protects them from cavities. In addition, it is the reason behind the pleasant taste of ‘Perio Plus+ Regenerate’.
Cyclodextrin helps protecting against causes of bad breath
To learn more about Perio Plus+ Regenerate and its other variants, see the Perio Plus+ Regenerate product page.