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LISTERINE® Advanced Defence Gum Treatment – a mouthrinse for patients with gum disease

LISTERINE® Gum Treatment clinically proven to treat gum disease as an adjunct to mechanical cleaning.

LISTERINE® Advanced Defence Gum Treatment cuts gingival bleeding by 50.9% (p<0.001) in just 4 weeks when used after brushing1.

 

Figures suggest that 83% of dentate adults show some evidence of gum disease (that is bleeding, calculus, periodontal pocketing of 4mm or more).2

 

Plaque is the major cause of gum disease3,4. Used as an adjunct to mechanical cleaning, Advanced Defence Gum Treatment helps to treat gum disease, as it is formulated with LAE (Ethyl Lauroyl Arginate) technology, which forms a physical coating on the pellicle to prevent bacteria from accessing and attaching to the pellicle proteins, interrupting plaque biofilm formation and maturation1.

 

According to the Group B consensus report of the fifth European Workshop in Periodontology: ‘Currently oral plaque biofilm disruption is the most effective way to treat and prevent both conditions [gingivitis and periodontitis]’.5

 

In line with this, Advanced Defence Gum Treatment is clinically proven to interrupt the plaque colonisation process1.

 

An alternative to chlorhexidine-based remedies, this twice-daily mouthwash is clinically proven to treat gum disease as an adjunct to mechanical cleaning. It has been shown to significantly reduce gum disease at 2 weeks (p<0.001) and cut gingival bleeding by 50.9% (p<0.001) in just 4 weeks1.

 

In addition, Advanced Defence Gum Treatment is designed not to cause staining6 and has a crisp mint taste.

Advanced Defence Gum Treatment helps patients work in partnership with their dental team, to protect against gum disease between appointments when used in conjunction with mechanical cleaning.

Advanced Defence Gum Treatment can be used twice daily after brushing (20ml for 30 seconds) or as directed by you as part of your patient’s oral care routine as an adjunct to mechanical cleaning.

References

  1. Bleeding Index Reduction DOF 1 – 2013 (LAEBBA0001)
  2. UK Adult Dental Health Survey 2009
  3. Page RC, Kornman KS. Periodontology 2000 1997; 14: 9-11.
  4. http://periobasics.com/?p=1022. Accessed 26 September 2013
  5. Kinane DF, Attström R. J Clin Periodontol 2005; 32(Suppl. 6): 130-1