Chlorhexidine system CURASEPT ADS®


Chlorhexidine system CURASEPT ADS®

This is a full-effect chlorhexidine (CHX) oral rinse that keeps side-effects  to a minimum thanks to its ADS® Anti-Discoloration System: hardly any brown discoloration, absolutely minimum impairment of taste – with maximum CHX effect.

Full CHX effect, minimum side-effects, maximum compliance

Random double and even triple blind studies of CURASEPT ADS® confirm the efficacy of both CHX and ADS® (Anti-Discolouration System). These studies are impressively backed up in daily practice as more and more dental professionals recommend their patients CURASEPT ADS®.

Chlorhexidine system CURASEPT ADS® - More and more

More and more

Why do professionals in so many dental practices prescribe CURASEPT ADS® as chlorhexidine treatment? These experts want to be sure that their patients really do carry out this CHX therapy. In contrast to regular CHX rinses, CURASEPT ADS® does not cause any impairment in taste. It also does not cause unattractive brown discoloration of the teeth. Of course, it safely and reliably inhibits bacterial plaque. This effect has been confirmed by randomised, double- and triple-blind studies. The result: CURASEPT ADS® leads to a high level of compliance – for very good reasons.

Chlorhexidine system CURASEPT ADS® - CURASEPT ADS® – the system with long-term effect

CURASEPT ADS® – the system with long-term effect

Dentistry without chlorhexidine is unthinkable: CHX  has excellent antibacterial properties plus very high substantivity   which means that it stays where it is and therefore carries on working in the mouth for longer.. This is the long-term effect of chlorhexidine. Nevertheless, it still makes sense to back up this long-term effect. This is why we have created  a matching toothpaste, which also contains chlorhexidine and with ADS® – and free from sodium lauryl sulphate (SLS): SLS affects how CHX works. SLS is a controversial foaming agent found in almost all toothpastes. Curaprox is entirely free of SLS.

Chlorhexidine system CURASEPT ADS® - Full CHX effect with minimum side-effects

Full CHX effect with minimum side-effects

Studies have shown that CURASEPT ADS® is effective. These are standard, scientific studies: they are randomised and conducted as double or even triple-blind studies with a sufficiently large number of participants to ensure meaningful conclusions.

For example, three of these studies (Cortellini, Basso and Bernardi, cf. quotations below) come to the following conclusions:

  • CURASEPT ADS® works just how a CHX oral rinse should.
  • In addition, CURASEPT ADS® rarely leads to brown discoloration.
  • CURASEPT ADS® rarely causes changes in taste.

Studies particularly randomised and double- and even triple-blind ones are one aspect. The other is the many dental professionals who use CURASEPT ADS® in their practices not only in Switzerland but all over the world.


«The ADS mouthwash produces less dental staining in patients with chronic periodontitis, and it is equally effective as an antiplaque and antigingivitis agent compared to 0.2% chlorhexidine mouthwash during a 15-day period of use.» Santos (2011) in a double-blind, randomized, crossover comparative study in patients with chronic periodontitis (Carols Solis, Antonio Santos, Jose ́ Nart, Deborah Violant: 0.2% Chlorhexidine Mouthwash With an Antidiscoloration System Versus 0.2% Chlorhexidine Mouthwash: A Prospective Clinical Comparative Study, Journal of Periodontology 2011, Vol. 82, No. 1, 80-85)

Cortellini on CURASEPT ADS®

“Chlorhexidine with ADS is as efficient in reducing the signs of gum inflammation, in comparison to a mouthwash exclusively with chlorhexidine”. Cortellini in a cross-over, randomized, triple-blind clinical single-centre study (CORTELLINI P, PINI PRATO G, TONETTI M ET AL. Chlorhexidine with an Anti Discoloration System after periodontal flap surgery: clinical trial. J Clin Periodontol 2008; 35: 614-620)

Bernardi on CURASEPT ADS®

“After a fortnight, no remarkable differences were found between a mouthwash containing chlorhexidine only and another one with chlorhexidine+ADS, as for Plaque Index and Gingival Index”. Bernardi in a randomised, cross-over, double-blind, controlled international study (BERNARDI F, PINCELLI MR, CARLONI S ET AL. Chlorhexidine with an Anti-Discoloration System. A comparative study. Int J Dent Hyg. 2004; 2: 122-6)


“Plaque and Gingival Index have shown a similar trend, both with a traditional mouthwash with chlorhexidine and with a mouthwash with chlorhexidine+ADS”. Basso in a randomised, cross-over, double-blind, controlled Italian study (BASSO ET AL. A modified mouthwash, to reduce the discoloration caused by chlorhexidine. Dental Cadmos, set 76 (7), 2008)