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CurodontTM Protect

Professional tooth gel for caries prophylaxis and erosion protection

CURODONTTM PROTECT is a remineralising gel for use in-office and at home.

The patented biomimetic Oligo-Peptide 103 technology forms a protective layer that shields enamel and dentin against bacterial and food acids, effectively protecting the tooth from caries and erosion. It also gives a unique smooth teeth sensation.

Especially suited for patients at a high risk of caries, including those undergoing fixed orthodontic treatment/aligner therapy, for patients with high acidic exposure (fruit juices, sweet drinks, reflux), and as a finish for professional dental cleaning or bleaching appointments. Suitable for all patients as of 6 years of age.

CHF 165.00 excl. VAT

10 x 3ml units
Dental professionals in Switzerland wishing to place an order, please do so using our distribution partner website curaden-dentaldepot.ch
Description

Box contains 10 tubes of 3 ml for professional use.

Hydrogenated Starch Hydrolysate, Aqua, Hydrated Silica, PEG-8, Cellulose Gum, Sodium Monofluorophosphate, Aroma, Sodium Saccharin, Citric Acid, Sodium Hydroxide, Dicalcium Phosphate, Oligopeptide-104, Calcium Glycerophosphate, Sodium Chloride, Sodium Sulfate, Limonene, Cinnamal, CI 42090.

USE
In office
In office and at home

Mode of Action

In the CurodontTM Protect tooth gel, the Oligo-Peptide 103 technology is present as a biomimetic matrix enriched with calcium, phosphate, and fluoride. Thanks to the peptide’s high affinity to hydroxyapatite, it adheres to the tooth surface and creates a stable and protective layer. This mineral-rich peptide layer:
  1. Shields enamel from demineralization due to acids, defending it against caries and erosion
  2. Attracts ions from the saliva, promoting the formation of new hydroxyapatite crystals, which strengthen the tooth by reinforcing natural enamel
  3. Gives teeth a noticeable smoother and shinier surface that helps resist plaque deposition and stain formation1
Surface irregularities on enamel
CurodontTM Protect forms a stable, adherent, smooth layer over the surface irregularities
The matrix, enriched with calcium and phosphate, strengthens and shields the surface enamel against initiation of caries and erosion

Indications

1. Caries prophylaxis:
• After dental cleaning
• During fixed orthodontic treatments2
• During aligner therapy
• In patients suffering with dry mouth
2. Protection from erosion
3. After peroxide-based teeth bleaching

Scientific & Clinical Evidence

  1. CurodontTM Protect restores the microhardness of enamel significantly better than other enamel remineralizing agents, including fluoride varnish (FV), bioactive glass (BAG), and casein phosphopeptide-amorphous calcium phosphate fluoride (CPP-ACPF).3
Artificially demineralized enamel samples were treated with four remineralising agents, including CurodontTM Protect, FV, BAG, and CPP-ACPF. CurodontTM Protect restored the surface microhardness of enamel to a level not significantly different from that of sound enamel.3
  1. CurodontTM Protect demonstrates a significant clinical benefit in the protection of teeth from caries and impeding the progress of initial demineralization of enamel, especially in high-risk caries patients, such as those undergoing fixed orthodontic treatment.2

Visible Evidence

Scanning electron microscopy demonstrates the smoothening of surface irregularities on enamel after the use of CurodontTM Protect and the protection of enamel from erosion on exposure to acids.4
Enamel exposed to acid (soft drink) showing signs of erosion
Enamel treated with CurodontTM Protect and then exposed to acid (soft drink) exhibiting protection from erosion

How to Apply

CurodontTM Protect is an easy-to-use regenerative gel that can be applied by a dental professional as well as by the patients themselves.
IN THE DENTAL OFFICE
CurodontTM Protect can be applied by dentists/dental hygienists after professional dental cleaning or bleaching. Additionally, it can be applied at the end of each orthodontic follow-up appointment.
  1. Apply CurodontTM Protect on all teeth surfaces using a rubber polisher, a microbrush, or an interdental brush
  2. Wait for 1-2 minutes
  3. Ask the patients to spit out the remnants, if necessary. Rinsing immediately after application is not recommended, so as to maintain the contact of the gel on the teeth for as long as possible
AT HOME
CurodontTM Protect can be used by patients at home once or twice a week after brushing before bedtime to reinforce their routine oral hygiene measures.
  1. Apply CurodontTM Protect using a finger over all teeth surfaces
  2. Wait for 1-2 minutes
  3. Spit out the remnants, if needed. Rinsing immediately after application is not advised
  1. Bilge K, Kılıç V. Effects of different remineralizing agents on colour stability and surface characteristics of the teeth following vital bleaching. Microsc Res Tech. 2021;84:2206-2218
  2. Jablonski-Momeni, A. et al. (2019) “Randomised in situ clinical trial investigating self-assembling peptide matrix P11-4 in the prevention of artificial caries lesions” Scientific Reports 9, Article number: 269
  3. Soares, R. et al (2017) “Assessment of Enamel Remineralisation After Treatment with Four Different Remineralising Agents: A Scanning Electron Microscopy (SEM) Study” J Clin Diagn Res Vol-11(4): ZC136-ZC141
  4.  Ceci M. et al, (2015) “Effect of Self-Assembling Peptide P11-4 on Enamel Erosion: AFM and SEM Studies” Scanning (9999): 1-8.

FAQ

CurodontTM Protect is a regenerative gel that forms a stable, long-lasting barrier over enamel and exposed dentine when applied regularly. This protective layer shields the tooth from the attack of acids. These acids could be of bacterial origin, which cause caries, or dietary acids, which lead to erosion of the enamel.
Packaged and processed foods and beverages might be acidic, with many of them having a pH lower than 4.*Additionally, in some conditions such as bulimia, pregnancy, alcoholism, etc., people might experience reflux of stomach acids. Sustained exposure to acids, whether from an external or an internal source, can lead to significant dissolution of minerals from the tooth enamel. This gradual demineralization is known as erosion, and it manifests as a yellow-ish appearance of the tooth, softening and weakening of enamel surgace, and extreme hypersensitivity. *Reddy A, Norris DF, Momeni SS, Waldo B, Ruby JD. The pH of beverages in the United States. J Am Dent Assoc. 2016 Apr;147(4):255-63.
The protective effect of CurodontTM Protect is based on the clinically proven and globally patented ‘Oligo-Peptide 103‘ technology (formerly, ‘X’ technology). The CurodontTM Protect gel comprises a matrix of ‘intelligent’ peptides with very high affinity to hydroxyapatite, the main mineral component of a tooth. This matrix, enriched with calcium, phosphate, and fluoride ions, forms a stable, highly effective protective barrier on the tooth surface against the attack of acids. It thus protects the tooth from initiation of caries as well as against erosion of the enamel. This is especially important in patients at a high risk of caries such as those undergoing orthodontic multibracket treatment, those with special needs, etc. Additionally, patients suffering from acid reflux and those with a high consumption of acidic beverages can benefit from the protection CurodontTM Protect offers against the erosion of enamel.
CurodontTM Protect is easy to use and does not require any sophisticated armamentarium. It can be applied by both the dentist and by patients themselves. The dental professional can apply the gel after a dental treatment, such as a routine professional dental cleaning, bleaching, or an orthodontic follow-up. Furthermore, it can directly be used by all patients for bolstering their routine oral hygiene measures. This is especially important in patients exhibiting unsatisfactory oral hygiene, such as those undergoing multibracket orthodontic treatment, to protect their teeth from initiation of caries.
While regular use of CurodontTM Protect is promising in shielding teeth from dietary acids, it is essential that the cause of tooth erosion be eliminated first. If the source of acid is dietary, the consumption of acidic foods and beverages must be reduced or stopped. If the source is the reflux of stomach acids, the underlying medical condition must be dealt with meticulously. Adequate management of the etiology of erosion is critical to achieve an optimum effect of CurodontTM Protect.
CurodontTM Protect is applied by the dental professional or by the patients themselves. The dental professional may use a rubber polisher, interdental brush or a micro-brush to spread the gel gently over the tooth surface. When using at home, patients can spread the gel evenly over all tooth surfaces with a finger at least twice a week, after brushing before bedtime. The gel must be allowed to stay on the teeth undisturbed for 1-2 min before spitting out the remnants, if needed. Patients should be asked not to rinse, so as to maintain the contact of the gel with the teeth for as long as possible.
While CurodontTM Protect can reduce hypersensitivity, we recommend the use of CurodontTM D’Senz, which is specially formulated for the management of hypersensitivity.
CurodontTM Protect was developed to provide teeth with effective protection against the loss of minerals. In this capacity, the CurodontTM Protect gel forms a stable shield on the tooth surface and protects the tooth from the development of caries. However, if an initial carious lesion has already formed, CurodontTM Repair can be used to achieve an in-depth regeneration of enamel within the carious lesion. This is facilitated by the low-viscosity liquid formulation of CurodontTM Repair.
The formulation used for CurodontTM Protect is characterized by excellent tolerance. Nonetheless, the gel (just like toothpaste) should not be swallowed. No safety risks are known.
Yes. CurodontTM Protect contains fluoride in a concentration of 900 ppm. The compound of fluoride included in CurodontTM Protect is sodium monofluorophosphate.
Fluoride has long been known to be beneficial for caries prevention. CurodontTM Protect contains Fluoride, in the form of sodium monofluorophosphate, in a concentration similar to toothpastes. Therefore, CurodontTM Protect combines the caries-preventive benefits of fluoride and the biomimetic enamel regeneration effect of the ‘Oligo-peptide 103‘ technology (formerly, ‘X’ technology).

Fluoride varnishes are usually indicated 2-3 times a year in patients with a high caries risk and are meant to be applied by a dental professional. CurodontTM Protect may be used by these patients at home by themselves all through the year for continuing protection from caries. Furthermore, the application of a product with high fluoride concentration, like fluoride varnish, is not contraindicated when a patient is using CurodontTM Protect.

CurodontTM Protect

CHF 165.00 excl. VAT

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