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ORIGINAL ARTICLE
Year : 2020  |  Volume : 5  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 3-4

Effectiveness of an indigenous paste in reducing plaque and gingivitis in patients with Mild-to-Moderate Gingivitis – A randomized controlled trial


Department of Public Health Dentistry, ACPM Dental College, Dhule, Maharashtra, India

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Dr. Karina S Chachlani
Department of Public Health Dentistry, ACPM Dental College, Dhule, Maharashtra
India
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/ijmo.ijmo_2_20

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Background: Dental plaque has been known to be a reservoir of microorganisms and is considered as an etiological factor in the development of gingivitis and periodontal diseases. The aim is to evaluate the in vivo efficacy of a homemade indigenous paste using natural ingredients on plaque accumulation and gingivitis among adults at baseline, 7th day, 14th day, and 21st day. Materials and Methods: The present study is a randomized controlled trial and consisted of 30 participants of the age group 18–40 years. Participants were randomly divided into two groups of 15 each. Group A (indigenous paste group) and Group B (control group) participants were given oral hygiene instructions and were demonstrated a modified bass brushing technique. Data were collected using plaque index (PlI) and gingival index (GI) for both the groups at baseline, 7th day, 14th day, and 21st day. Results: The mean PlI scores and GI scores gradually decreased in both the groups on subsequent follow-ups. Conclusion: The present study showed a significant reduction in plaque in the indigenous paste group.


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