OraVital® Antibiotic, Antimicrobial and Maintenance Rinses
If a patient’s gums show early signs of gum disease in spite of routine gum care and over-the-counter proper oral care products are not helping, they may need a stronger mouthwash than the national brands sold at the drugstore.
Over-the-counter rinses found at the local drug store work best on free-floating bacteria but they cannot predictably penetrate mature oral biofilms to kill the bad bacteria that cause gum disease.
However, over-the-counter rinses can be used after these pathogens are killed to maintain health vs trying to treat the symptoms of infection with weak rinses.
OraVital® Certified Clinicians can prescribe an appropriate OraVital Antibiotic and OraVital Antimicrobial rinse followed by a daily OraVital Maintenance Rinse to kill the pathogenic bacteria and predictably control bleeding gums and bad breath.
Use of rinses alone will not control the oral infection, so we emphasize effective self-care and appropriate diagnosis with new treatment therapies to control the disease.
OraVital® Antibiotic Rinses:
Gum disease is a now considered to be a serious medical condition that only dental clinicians can treat. If your patient has bleeding gums, then the pathogenic bacteria are entering their bloodstream 24/7/365 looking for other sites throughout their body to cause similar infections and inflammation. This can go on for decades.
If the patient’s medical history indicates that they have oral-systemic risks from these bacteria, then an antibiotic may be indicated. Usually it is delivered as an oral pill, but this can cause dangerous changes in your patient’s gut bacteria as well as many systemic effects such as yeast and C difficile infections.
A better option is the use of OraVital Antibiotic Rinses which deliver 3,000 times the necessary saliva concentration of antibiotic below the gums and throughout the whole mouth.
In fact, oral pills often leave dangerous pathogens behind, which can re-infect your patient’s mouth after their use. Rinses are safer and more effective for most situations.
In these cases, a specially-trained OraVital Certified Dentist may prescribe a customized particulate antibiotic rinse and spit delivery system that is targeted to destroy the specific harmful bacteria in the patient’s mouth. These rinses can reduce both mild to moderate gum disease and halitosis by about 85% in four weeks.
Periodontal disease or gum disease has spread to more than 75% of the population in North America. If your patient’s gums bleed when they brush or clean between their teeth, then they may have the beginning of gum disease.
Another symptom of this infection is bad breath and bad taste. OraVital Antibiotic Rinses are specially prepared to treat all problems – gum disease, bad breath and bad taste.
OraVital Antibiotic Rinses are available by prescription only and destroy the harmful bacteria that cause these infections. When your patient rinses and gargles for 30 seconds, the rinse penetrates up to 6 mm into the gum pockets, and coats the tongue, throat and the teeth where bacterial biofilms form.
Our antibiotic rinses are used three times a day for two weeks to help heal the gums and can reduce bleeding gums and bad breath by 80%. If you have a patient who presents with any of these symptoms, OraVital Antibiotic Rinses can help. They are easy to use – you just “swish, gargle and spit.”
However, only OraVital Certified Clinics can prescribe OraVital Antibiotic rinses
OraVital® Antibiotic Cream
For the treatment of peri-implantitis, denture stomatitis, deep pockets and interproximal odors, OraVital’s Antibiotic/Antifungal cream is highly-effective. This cream can be applied by the patient at home to localized areas of inflammation or bleeding for a two-week period until gums heal.
OraVital® Antimicrobial Rinses:
The patent-pending OraVital System also includes the use of a .2% Chlorhexidine maintenance rinse to rebalance the healthy gram +ve bacteria after using the antibiotic rinse that targets gm -ve pathogens. They are formulated to provide an effective adjunct for your patients’ home and office use by controlling the overgrowth of harmful bacteria. Your patients will rinse twice a day for two weeks. .2% Chx is 67% more effective than .12% and is virtuallt non staining as formulated.
Often, we will recommend the use of a probiotic after these two rinses are finished to assist in repopulating the mouth with healthy bacteria.
OraVital® Maintenance Rinses:
Maintenance rinses can’t penetrate mature biofilms to control disease by themselves. They are used after gum care and antibiotic rinses have treated the gum disease.
You can recommend the use of maintenance mouthwashes as part of your patient’s daily oral care to keep their gums healthy and their breath fresh. Instruct them to brush their gums and teeth followed by cleaning between their teeth, then rinse with one of the recommended products below:
- OraVital®CDLx contains sodium chlorite, which reduces the number of gm negative anaerobic bacteria and the mouth odors that these bacteria produce by affecting bacteria’s ability to metabolize protein in the mitochondria. This rinse is available in two forms: regular mint flavor, or non-flavored/non-colored. As an additional benefit, Xylitol is added. Bacteria chose Xylitol over regular sugar but they can not digest it so they do not thrive so it also helps to prevent tooth decay.
- OraVital®CPCx contains cetylpyridinium chloride, which helps to reduce a wide range of bacteria that cause both tooth decay and gum disease. It weakens the cell wall of gm +ve bacteria killing them. Gm +ve bacteria initially form the matrix that allows gm -ve bacteria to grow. This rinse also contains Xylitol, for the same reasons.
- SmartMouth™: This rinse is available in Fresh Mint and Fresh Cinnamon flavors, and is helpful for many people with gum disease and breath odor problems. This rinse produces a zinc ion that coats helps stop pathogenic bacteria from absorbing protein and sodium chlorite that combine to stop bacteria from breaking down proteins in your gums and producing smelly gases. The same bacteria causes breath odor and gum disease. The rinse reduces gum disease bacteria and controls bad breath from coming back for up to 12 hours
OraVital® antibiotic and antimicrobial rinses and antibiotic creams are available by prescription only from your OraVital® Certified Clinic. You can purchase OraVital® and SmartMouth™ maintenance rinses and other oral care products such as SmartMouth Whitening Toothpaste with Fluoride and SmartMouth Dry Mouth Relief Mints from your OraVital® Certified Clinic or from www.FreshBreath.ca.