Here at Sydney Boutique Dentistry in Waterloo, Sydney, we make oral health and maintenance a priority for each and every patient. In doing this, you may notice a few products on display and for purchase in our dental surgery.
I have chosen these particular products deliberately, after years of trying myself, reading journal articles, dental research studies, talking to my esteemed colleagues and specialist team and looking at the results that my own patients have been achieving using these products.
CloSYS is an American brand and is not commonly found in Australia. It was developed in 1991 by a leading periodontist Dr Perry Ratcliff, meaning it has been developed by dentists and oral health specialists. They discovered that by using stabilised chlorine dioxide, they could significantly reduce the number of oral bacteria. It is very natural, contains no harmful chemicals, no unnecessary additives and delivers superior results when it comes to killing oral bacteria.
Most leading brands of mouthwash use either alcohol or triclosans (chlorhexidine) as their main anti-bacterial ingredient. Whilst being good anti-bacterial agents, alcohol dries out your mouth making it more susceptible to decay and has recently been linked to oral cancer. Triclosans can cause staining on the teeth when used for prolonged periods of time.
An independent study of mouthwashes was conducted in 2011, comparing the effectiveness of CloSYS to other commercially available mouthwashes. These were the findings.
Multiple mouthwashes were tested for their effectiveness in killing bacteria associated with gum disease, decay, oral infections, bad breath and root canal infections. Listerine achieved a 100% kill in 1minute, while the chlorhexidine and CloSYS achieved a 100% kill in 5 minutes. Thus giving CloSYS the same effectiveness as Listerine, as long as the mouth is not rinsed with water until 5 minutes post-gargling.
Benefits of CloSYS mouthwash vs. Listerine and Chlorhexidine mouthwashes
- No alcohol
- No sulphates (common foaming agent)
- No staining potential
- Does not require mixing
- Long shelf life
- Pleasant and easy to use
The other main reason I recommend and prefer CloSYS is that it does NOT contain the multitude of preservatives, additives, colourings, flavours and synthetic chemical that other mouthwashes do. There are 4 ingredients to the CloSYS mouthwash and it has an optional flavour vial containing natural mineral oil and natural peppermint.
If you are uncertain about your mouthwash or do not have one, come in to Sydney Boutique Dentistry in Waterloo, Sydney and try CloSYS. It is the only mouthwash that I use, my entire dental family uses and my friends use because we already know how good it is.
Find out more about CloSYS here