Perio-Aid 0.12% mouthwash against canker sores and other infections

Inflammations or ulcers in the mouth are annoying and can be very painful. The inflammation is often a result of reduced resistance, fatigue, stress, poor diet, or too little vitamin C. But there does not necessarily have to be a clear cause. The Perio-Aid mouthwash can quickly put an end to annoying canker sores. The drug, which should not be swallowed, kills bacteria in the mouth, so that a painful ulcer will quickly calm down and then disappear.

Perio-Aid, who produces it?

The manufacturer is the Spanish Dentaid SL, the head office is located in Barcelona. The company focuses on improving and caring for oral health. It makes, among other things, special toothbrushes and mouthwashes, both for consumers and for use by professional dentists and dental hygienists.

What is Perio-Aid 0.12% Intensive Care Mouthwash?

Perio-Aid Intensive Care is a mouthwash, it contains 0.12% of the active ingredient Chlorhexidine (CHX), the bottle can be recognized by a blue label on a red plastic bottle. Chlorhexidine is a bactericide or antiseptic (a disinfectant and bactericidal agent), it has the property of destroying the cell membranes of bacteria and thus killing bacteria. CHX is dissolved in the drug Perio-Aid as the salt Chlorhexidine Digluconate. The product has a long duration of action of no less than six hours, this is because it adheres to the skin for a long time. Perio-Aid also contains 0.05% Cetylpyridinium Chloride (CPC), this substance enhances the effect of CHX.
Unlike some other mouthwashes, Perio-Aid does not contain alcohol and does not contain fluoride. The product is available without a prescription, a 500 ml bottle is available at drugstores, pharmacies and dental clinics.

What does Perio-Aid help with and how long can you use it?

Perio-Aid is used:

  • Against infections in the mouth such as canker sores
  • Against sensitive gums
  • To prevent dental plaque
  • For cleaning hard-to-reach places
  • If cleaning with a toothbrush is temporarily not possible

You can use this product on your own, as mentioned, it is available without a prescription, but it is still wise to first discuss the use of the product with your dentist (this is also recommended by the manufacturer) and always read the package leaflet carefully. to read. A pharmacist can also provide a lot of good information. Sometimes the dentist himself can advise you to use it, for example after a treatment, the dentist will then indicate how long you should use the product. The maximum duration of use of Perio-Aid 0.12% is a maximum of three weeks (as stated on the Dentaid website).

How should you use the drug?

You should rinse with this mouthwash twice a day in the morning and evening after brushing your teeth with an amount of 15 ml. Do this for 30 seconds, then spit it out, but do not swallow! Do not rinse with water after rinsing. According to the package leaflet, you should not eat or drink anything during the first half hour after rinsing (the Dentaid website states a duration of 15 minutes). A measuring cup is supplied with the bottle. Dentaid recommends that when you use Perio-Aid, you do not brush your teeth with regular toothpaste because it often contains substances that negate the effect of Perio-Aid. Dentaid has its own toothpaste in its range that can be used in combination with Perio-Aid, it is called Vitis Whitening Toothpaste. Finally, Perio-Aid should be kept out of the reach of children.

Side effects of Perio-Aid

When starting with Perio-Aid, taste changes may occur initially and a stinging sensation on the tongue occurs, especially in the beginning. After prolonged use, in combination with coffee, tea or red wine, tooth discolouration or discolouration of the tissue in the mouth may occur. These side effects will disappear when you stop using them or can easily be removed by the dentist or dental hygienist. According to the manufacturer, these discolorations can also be prevented by using Vitis Whitening Toothpaste. Very occasionally, swellings in the salivary glands under the ear are mentioned as a side effect; in all cases these disappeared after stopping the use of Perio-Aid.

How long does Perio-Aid last?

The expiration date is stated on the bottom of the packaging and on the bottle. Perio-Aid can be stored unopened for several years.

Complete list of active ingredients as stated on the packaging (in English)

  • Aqua
  • Propylene Glycol
  • Glycerin
  • Xylitol
  • Peg-40 Hydrogenated Castor oil
  • Chlorhexidine Digluconate
  • Cetylpyridinium Chloride
  • Sodium Saccharin
  • Potassium Acesulfame
  • Neohesperidin Dichalcone
  • Aroma
  • Cl 42090


Perio-Aid 0.05% Active Control, a milder version

There is also a milder version of Perio-Aid with 0.05% CHX instead of 0.12%. This is called Perio-Aid Active Control (formerly Maintenance) and can be recognized by a green instead of blue label on the red plastic bottle. This lighter version is mainly aimed at long-term use. It also contains 0.05% Cetylpyridinium Chloride (CPC). It can be used for a maximum of three months and is very suitable, among other things, when proper brushing is not possible for a longer period of time, or during a long-term (aftercare) treatment by the dental hygienist.