Evaluation of sanguinaria and phenolic compound mouthwashes on plaque, gingivitis and sulcular bleeding in young adults
Yousef, Aisha A.
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The objective of this study was to compare the effect of two commerciality available mouthwashes, Listerine and Viadent, on dental plaque and gingivitis during routine oral hygiene. Forty young healthy male and female patients ( aged 12 to 18 years) participated in this four week long, double blind study. A the beginning of the study (day 0) and then at four-weeks, plaque, gingival, and sulcular bleeding indices were scored and a prophylaxis was performed to obtain a zero plaque base level. Participants were assigned randomly to three rinse groups: a phenolic compound (Listerine), a Sanguinarine (Viadent),and a placebo. The ingredients in the placebo oral rinse were water, peppermint oil, food coloring, flavor and glycerine. The subjects were instructed to use 15 ml of their assigned oral rinse twice a day for 30 seconds immediately following tooth brushing. The data was analyzed using ANOVA and the Scheffe's multiple comparison test to evaluate changes in the indices between groups. The results showed that by week four both the Listerine group and the Viadent group had equal and significant improvement in plaque and gingivitis index scores compared to the placebo group. There was no significant difference among the three groups with respect to change in the sulcular bleeding index.
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