Anti-plaque efficacy of two commercially available dentifrices.

KVV, Prasad and Sohani, Rahul and Tikare, Shreyas and Yelamalli, Manasi and GuruRaghavendran, Rajesh and SB, Javali (2009) Anti-plaque efficacy of two commercially available dentifrices. Journal of Indian Association of Public Health Dentistry, 15 (3). pp. 12-17. ISSN 2350-0484

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Abstract

Objective: To compare anti-plaque efficacy of Anchor toothpaste as compared with Pepsodent tooth paste among adult population in Dharwad, Karnataka, India. Methodology: An eight-week, randomized, double blinded, two arm, parallel, clinical trial was conducted in 120 study subjects aged between 14-53 years. After baseline oral hard-soft-tissue examination, baseline plaque status was recorded using Tureskey-Gilmore-Glickman modification of Quigley Hein plaque index. Subjects were assigned into 2 groups which were balanced in relation to their baseline plaque scores. Subjects were instructed to brush their teeth twice daily for 1 minute using assigned product. Oral hard-soft-tissue examination and follow-up plaque status was recorded at 4 and 8 weeks. Results: Baseline plaque scores were 2.06460.6542 and 2.04790.5942 in Anchor and Pepsodent groups respectively (p>0.05). At 4 weeks, plaque scores reduced to 1.66400.5385 and 1.60920.4671 in Anchor and Pepsodent groups respectively (p<0.05)]. At 8 weeks, plaque scores reduced to 1.58820.5083 and 1.62370.4970 in Anchor and Pepsodent groups respectively (p<0.05). Conclusions: Anchor and Pepsodent toothpastes were equally effective in reducing plaque scores of study subjects over a period of 8 weeks. Maximum reductions were seen in first 4 weeks of product use in both dentifrices with no significant reductions from 4-8 week period.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Dentistry
Divisions: College of Dentistry > Dentistry
Depositing User: Shreyas Tikare
Date Deposited: 13 Nov 2017 16:33
Last Modified: 13 Nov 2017 16:33
URI: http://eprints.kku.edu.sa/id/eprint/2130

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