If you are attempting to fight Periodontal Disease, you must first look at what causes Periodontal Disease. We must make sure that we are removing the largest contributors which are bacteria, biofilm (dental plaque), and Volatile Sulfur Compounds (VSC's). However, many recent studies mention several other factors including: Occlusion, Viruses, and Fungi that also have a major impact on periodontal health. When looking for a cleanser to help in the battle against Periodontal Disease, you need one that will address as many of the causes as possible that a patient can use every day.
You must kill Bacteria.
You must break down Biofilm.
You must remove VSC's.
Historically, Chlorine Dioxide has been used by over 1000 cities to purify their water and one of the main reasons is its ability to break up Biofilm. ClO2 has also shown its ability to against bacteria and VSC's. As contributing factors in periodontal disease, all three components must be controlled and regularly managed. A lesser known area of concern with periodontal disease is viruses and fungi. There is numerous research pointing to bacteria and biofilm as important contributing factors in periodontal disease, but now more studies are naming viruses as well as fungi as factors in periodontal disease. In certain types of periodontitis especially in more aggressive chronic and refractory forms, viruses are being viewed as playing a large role. (Read More Here Viruses in Periodontitis and Whole Mouth Disinfection and Fungi ) With unique oxidizing capabilities Chlorine Dioxide not only breaks up the biofilm layer, but removes many other causes of periodontal disease, and aids in maintaining and creating a healthier mouth.
Patient complained of pain from red, swollen gums.
This patient used Oracare for only 5 weeks! No cleaning or prophy of any kind was completed.
OraCare’s Active ingredient Chlorine Dioxide has shown in other areas how it can be used to attempt to control these contributing pathogens. A study done at West Virginia University stated that Activated Chlorine Dioxide was one of the best products ever tested for the elimination of Biofilm.