Chlorhexidine mouthwash

4th, October 2021

J&S Davis stock a wide range of products that contain chlorhexidine, but what is it?

Chlorhexidine Mouthwash from J&S DavisChlorhexidine has both antiseptic and disinfectant properties, and chances are, you’ll have benefitted from its effects in antiseptic creams, throat lozenges or nasal sprays.

Available without a prescription, chlorhexidine’s efficacy and adaptability for skin and mouth health products, coupled with its safe and reliable performance for a range of common conditions, makes it one of the most widely used products on the market today.

Why use a chlorhexidine mouthwash?

Put simply, it is the most effective antiseptic mouthwash available and is considered by many dentists to be the ‘gold standard’ in treating many conditions, such as:

  • Mouth ulcers or sores
  • Bleeding gums
  • Gingivitis
  • Periodontitis/gum disease
  • Pre and post-surgery
  • Sore gums as a result of orthodontic fittings
  • Receding gums
  • Cavities/tooth decay

Dentists primarily recommend it to treat the inflammation and swelling that can often occur with these conditions.

Who can use chlorhexidine?

Chlorhexidine has no known contraindications with other medications, severe allergic reactions are rare, and it is safe for use during pregnancy; however, whilst mouthwash provides a simple solution to a variety of mouth, gum, and teeth related issues, it comes with specific side effects. The most common is tooth pigmentation that, over time, can lead to yellowing or browning of the teeth, with some users experiencing a change in their taste perception and a dry mouth.

This can be off-putting to patients and risks a reduction in their compliance with the treatment, ultimately making the treatment less effective and the condition not improving as it should. Without full adherence to a recommended periodontology treatment, clinical success and patient satisfaction are compromised.

Curasept’s revolutionary mouthwash guards against stained teeth

Patented with their Anti Discolouration System (ADS), Curasept’s range of chlorhexidine mouthwashes have a unique formula that does everything you’d expect from a professionally recommended mouthwash. It simultaneously minimises the unpleasant side effects often associated with chlorhexidine, such as staining and taste disturbance, consequently encouraging greater patient adherence to the course of treatment.

The clinically-proven ADS range includes:

Curasept ADS 220: 0.2% CHX: an intensive treatment and the most popular in the range

Curasept ADS Implant: 0.2% CHX and hyaluronic acid: to support healing and tissue repair

Curasept ADS Perio: 0.12% CHX and hyaluronic acid: an effective and innovative formula for those with perio problems or undergoing perio treatment

Curasept H202: a 1% hydrogen peroxide formula designed to strengthen pre-procedural routines

See the full Curasept range from J&S Davis here

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