It’s like soap for your patient’s mouth: Why cyclodextrins are important for the future of oral care

During viral epidemics, dental studios face significant challenges. Amidst requirements for meticulous hygiene and virus spread prevention, cyclodextrins in oral care products could help dentists do their jobs while keeping everyone healthy and safe. While cyclodextrins are not primarily meant as prevention or cure for viral infections, in the same way as soap, they destroy…

Want to maintain good oral health? Start eating smarter

With an estimated 743 million people affected, periodontitis is a major global health burden. The condition is usually initiated by bacterial biofilm resulting from poor oral hygiene and mediates the destruction of soft and hard periodontal tissue, and has been linked to systemic diseases such as diabetes and cardiovascular disease. A healthy diet is a…

What is CITROX®? Nature’s own antibacterial

“Not only does it kill bacteria very effectively, but it seems to encourage the good flora to grow back too,” says Richard Thomas. Over the last 12 years, he has been central to the development of CITROX® as an oral antiseptic. Now used as an active ingredient in CURAPROX® Perio Plus+, CITROX® consists of a…

CITROX® and 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…

Chlorhexidine, but not as you know it

CURADEN has launched CURAPROX Perio Plus+ at IDS 2019. This pioneering range is chlorhexidine, but not as you know it—the mouthwashes, gel and toothpaste are all naturally enhanced, and pave the way towards organic options with minimal side effects. The secret? CITROX®. Maximal effect … Research led by Prof. David Williams at Cardiff University in…

Live at IDS: Introducing CITROX® to the profession

The International Dental Show (IDS), held in Cologne in Germany, this year was the backdrop for the launch of CURAPROX Perio Plus+. The antiseptic range contains CITROX®, distinguishing Perio Plus+ from other antiseptics, thanks to the organic antibacterial’s ability to complement chlorhexidine’s effect while reducing its side effects. However, the wider community of dental professionals…