Perio Protect in a Covid-19 World
As dental practices reopen, we anticipate concerns about safety in general and also during the production of aerosols. The primary antimicrobial used with Perio Protect is a low concentration of hydrogen peroxide which is bactericidal and viricidal. Perio Protect does not generate aerosols.
Hydrogen peroxide should help decrease the risk of transmitting the SAR-CoV-2 virus from the oral cavity. Although there are no clinical trials with peroxide oral use on SARS-CoV-2 yet, peroxide is an effective antimicrobial against coronaviruses and is recommended as a preprocedural rinse by the ADA (see attachments). Peroxide rinses have a burst effect, meaning they activate quickly and exhaust their oxidizing power. To protect the dental team from transmission from an asymptomatic patient, peroxide is a good precaution. Brushing your teeth (and all of your mouth) with Perio Gel® with 1.7% hydrogen peroxide before office visits would give the peroxide more contact time which may give you added protection. EPA does not make drug claims but has tested peroxide against SARS-CoV-2 and lists hydrogen peroxide as an effective agent against the virus with a 5-minute contact time. We recommend comprehensive brushing, allowing the peroxide to mix with saliva for as long as possible before spitting and not rinsing in the dental office. At home, patients can rinse or brush teeth after 10 minutes exposure time. Because Perio Gel takes a little longer than 15 minutes to completely activate, this tray administration would provide the longest contact time. Please see the White Paper that I’ve attached for more information.
For more information on coronaviruses and peroxide, watch these recorded presentations:
1. Suggestions for asymptomatic pre-treatment protocols with before and after images from Perio Protect. Watch “Improving Health and Solving Problems with Rx Perio Trays” (10 minutes)
2. Scientific presentation of SARS-Cov-2 and peroxide from Duane Keller DMD. Watch “Managing Inflammation during Covid19” (17 minutes)
Download this White Paper on “Hydrogen Peroxide and Viruses” by Milton V. Marshall, PhD, DABT, RQAP-GLP, CCRP*
Also watch our Previously recorded Webinar “Survive and Thrive – Part One” presentation by clicking here.