Sunstar Americas G·U·M PerioShield Oral Health Rinse

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Published Date 09/06/2011
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Sunstar Americas G·U·M PerioShield Oral Health Rinse

Sunstar Americas introduces a unique product with the remarkable, proprietary ingredient, delmopinol hydrochloride 0.2%.

Unlike other commercial antiseptic rinses, G·U·M PerioShield provides a unique, plaque-blocking technology that forms a shield to help prevent bacterial plaque from adhering to tooth and gum surfaces.


Containing the proprietary ingredient delmopinol hydrochloride 0.2%, this product not only prevents bacteria from forming the glucan/polysaccharide fi lm necessary for adherence, but also disrupts existing plaque biofi lm, making it easier to remove. PerioShield has a low 1.5% alcohol content and is safe and effective for long-term use.

Kristy Menage Bernie, RDH, BS, who has been an active member of The American Dental Hygienists' Association since her graduation in 1984 and lectures throughout the country on oral hygiene, said that the proprietary ingredient makes G·U·M PerioShield "very unique."

"One of PerioShield's more remarkable aspects is that it is not an antimicrobial, it's an antiadherent," Bernie said. "Ideally, you'd want a patient to go through clinical therapy and then to use something like this to prevent adherence of those key bacteria that are not only associated with perio problems, but also caries."


Despite advances in toothbrush design and fl oss, gingival infl ammation remains prevalent. The Third National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey that 63% of people who had been examined had gingivitis. 1

G·U·M PerioShield may help stop the progression of periodontal disease at its earliest stages, benefi tting patients with gingivitis. 2 In clinical trials, patients treated with G·U·M PerioShield experienced a signifi cant reduction of up to 36% in their plaque index throughout the study period. G·U·M PerioShield also can serve as a relapse-prevention tool for post-CHX treatment and as an at-home maintenance therapy after scaling and root planing.


This clear liquid is recommended for use twice daily after brushing: Simply swish for 30 seconds and expectorate.


PerioShield Oral Health Rinse inhibits bacterial adhesion to tooth surfaces, serves as an adjunct to normal mechanical oral hygiene, and provides dental professionals and patients with an excellent tool for preventing the plaque and gingivitis that can lead to numerous dental problems, including periodontitis.

G·U·M PerioShield is available now directly from Sunstar or its authorized distributors and joins other G·U·M products that are designed to meet the unique needs of periodontal patients, including G·U·M PerioBalance and alcohol-free G·U·M Chlorhexidine Gluconate Oral Rinse, USP 0.12%.


1. Albandar JM, Kingman A. Gingival recession, gingival bleeding, and dental calculus in adults 30 years of age and older in the United States, 1988-1994. J. Periodontol. 1999;70(1):30-43.

2. Hase, JC, Attstroem R, Edwardsson S. et al. 6-month use of 0.2% delmopinol hydrochloride in comparison with 0.12% chlorhexidine digluconate and placebo. Effect on plaque formation and gingivitis. J Clin Periodontol. 1998;25:746-753.