Juliette's Choice

A mouthwash or therapeutic rinse can complement brushing and flossing, but it’s not a license to abandon thorough brushing and interdental cleaning. Mouthwashes fall into two main categories - those that are cosmetic and simply provide a nice fresh minty taste and those that are therapeutic, designed to address a specific problem. Juliette will discuss which mouth wash is best for you. Below are some of the mouthwashes Juliette often reccommends.

Mouthwash : Colgate Peroxyl

Colgate Peroxyl is an oral antiseptic mouth wash with Hydrogen Peroxide 1.5% w/v. Peroxyl is pre mixed and ready to use. It has a unique oxygenating cleansing action. Helps remove debris from hard to reach areas of the mouth The rapid release of oxygen has an antibacterial effect on anaerobic bacteria, often found in deep gum pockets.

 

This mouthwash is reccommended for those patients who have bleeding gums and stubborn gum pockets.

Rinse with 10 ml (half a capful) for approximately one minute, then spit out. It can also be placed in an oral irrigator such as WaterPik or AirFloss. Juliette may also show you how to use this mouthwash in gum pockets or around implants with inflammed gums.

 

The duration of use should not exceed 7 days and is best used on the advice of a dental professional.

For use by adults and children over 12 years asdirected.

 

Juliette will advise on timing and dose.

Mouthwash : Curaprox Curasept

Curaprox Curasept Mouthwash contains chlorhexidine ( most commonly assoicated with Corsodyl mouthwash) however, Curasept is a gentler formulation without any of the known side effects of traditional Chlorhexidine mouthwashes. The Curasept ADS range minimises staining, leaves your sense of taste is unaffected with no discolouration to your teeth and tongue.

 

This mouthwash is reccommended for those patients who have bleeding gums and stubborn gum pockets. Chlorhexidine is active against various bacteria, viruses, bacterial spores and fungi. It kills the micro-organisms associated with gum disease and other common conditions in the mouth.

 

Rinse with 10 ml (half a capful) for approximately one minute, then spit out. It can also be placed in an oral irrigator such as WaterPik or AirFloss. Juliette may also show you how to use this mouthwash in gum pockets or around implants with inflammed gums.

 

This mouthwash comes with two different concentrations: 0.2% and 0.05%.

Juliette will advise on timing and dose.

Mouthwash : Ultradex

UltraDEX is a mouthwash formulated with chlorine dioxide to help treat and prevent bad breath. The chlorine in UltraDEX is also clinically proven to eliminate bad breath on contact by neutralising odour-causing sulphur compounds. Dental bacteria cannot become resistant to ultraDEX and regrowth is inhibited.

UltraDEX is powered by iQ+ ActiveOxi Technology - a professional, clinically proven technology that works with your natural oral pH level to meet the individual needs of your mouth.

100% free from alcohol, harsh abrasives and colourings. Clear and unflavoured, but comes with an optional mint sachet. This mouthwash is reccommended for those patients who have bad breath. Use twice daily after brushing. Fill the outer area of the cap to just below the inner section, then rinse the mouth for 30 seconds.

 

Do not swallow. Not suitable for children 6 years and under.

 

Other mouthwashes with chlorine dioxide include CB12 and BreathRx

Mouthwash : Xerostom for Dry Mouth

Xerostom is a mouthwash and oral spray specifically designed to alleviate the symptoms of dry mouth and burning mouth syndrome. Dry Mouth, also known as xerostomia, is a common and distressing problem affecting many people and nearly always associated with a health complaint.Your mouth is kept lubricated and protected by saliva produced by the salivary glands. Dry Mouth should not be ignored, apart from making life miserable, it could lead to a rapid increase in dental decay and an increased risk of mouth infection.

 

Dry Mouth is most commonly a side effect of prescribed medication or treatment for another complaint such as: High blood pressure, chemotherapy and radiotherapy to the head and neck, Sjögren's syndrome, Rheumatoid arthritis. In these cases saliva substitutes are most commonly used to provide patients with soothing relief. Less severe cases of dry mouth may also be caused by: Breathing through the mouth, stress or anxiety, smoking and drinking alcohol.

 

It is important that a saliva substitute should replicate normal saliva as closely as possible. The solution should remain neutral, as an increase in acidity in the mouth is undesirable as this can lead to increased soreness and further increase the risk of tooth damage.

 

 Xerostom is uniquely formulated withVitamin E as an antioxidant and is effective in the treatment of mucositis. Allantoin prevents tissues from cracking, Vitamin B5 soothes and reduces water loss through the edpidermis, potassium diminishes dental sensitivity and pain. Xerostome is non acidic, does not contain citric acid, is detergent free, sugar free and alcohol free. Suitable for diabetics and vegetarians. Xerostom provides a physical protective barrier against dessication, tooth decay, infection and also acts as an effective lubricant. Juliette will advise on timing and dose.

 

www..curaprox.co.uk

Mouthwash : Listerine Gum Treatment

LISTERINE® Advanced Defence Gum Treatment creates an invisible protective shield that prevents plaque germs from attaching to tooth surfaces, allowing gums to repair and restore themselves to a natural, healthier state.

 

Formulated with unique LAE (Ethyl Lauroyl Arginate) technology this mouthwas forms a physical coating on the tooth surface to prevent bacteria from accessing and attaching to the surface proteins. This helps to disrupt and prevent the colonisation of bacteria in plaque from developing into a complex deposit that initiates gum inflammation and gum disease.

 

This mouthwash is reccommended for those patients who have bleeding gums and stubborn gum pockets.

 

Rinse daily with a capful of mouthwash or place in an oral irrigator such as WaterPik or AirFloss.

 

Juliette will advise on timing and dose.

Mouthwash : Colgate FluoriGard Daily
Colgate Fluoride Mouthwash is a daily fluoride mouth rinse that delivers extra fluoride to the tooth surface. Containing sodium fluoride 0.05% w/w (225ppm F) it is clinically proven to reduce caries by up to 40 per cent.  A fluoride mouthwash is most often reccommended for patients with a high decay rate,  exposed root surfaces from gum recession and those with fixed or removable baces.
 
Use once per day, preferably at a different time than brushing teeth with a fluoride toothpaste. Rinse 5-10ml around and between teeth for one minute and then spit out. Do not eat, drink or rinse mouth for at least fifteen minutes afterwards.
 

For use by persons aged 6 years and over only. Not to be swallowed.

 

Juliette will advise on timing and dose.

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Juliette is available for consultation and treatment at the following clinics:

Juliette Reeves

 UK Dental Hygienist

 

London: St Johns Wood

Abbey Road Dental

81 Abbey Road

London NW8 0AE

Tel: 0207 624 1603

www.abbeyroaddental.co.uk

Cambridgeshire : Peterborough

Smile Oralcare

87a Princes Street

Peterborough Cambs PE1 2SS

Tel: 01733 560700

www.smile1.co.uk