Efficacy of Triphala Mouth Rinse (aqueous extracts) on Dental Plaque and Gingivitis in Children

Bhattacharjee, Ritesh and Nekkanti, Sridhar and Kumar, Nikesh G and Kapuria, Ketan and Acharya, Shashidhar and Chakravarthy, Kalyana (2015) Efficacy of Triphala Mouth Rinse (aqueous extracts) on Dental Plaque and Gingivitis in Children. Journal of Investigative and Clinical Dentistry, 6. pp. 206-210.

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Aim: The aim of the present study was to evaluate the efficacy of triphala mouth rinse (aqueous) in the reduction of plaque and gingivitis among children.Methods: The study was a randomized, double-blinded, controlled trial, with a total of 60 school children (n = 30 in each group; triphala and chlorhexidine groups). Plaque and gingival indices were used to evaluate baseline and follow-up plaque and gingivitis.Results: A total of 57 children completed the study. Both chlorhexidine and triphala groups showed significantly lower mean gingival and plaque index scores at follow up than baseline (P < 0.001). There was no significant difference in the percentage change in the mean gingival index between the two groups (P = 0.826). The percentage change in the mean plaque index was significantly higher in the chlorhexidine group compared to the triphala group (P = 0.048).Conclusion: The effectiveness of triphala in the reduction of plaque and gingivitis was comparable to chlorhexidine, and can be used for short-term purposes without potential side-effects. It is a cost-effective alternative in reducing plaque and gingivitis.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Chlorhexidine; Gingivitis; Herbal; Plaque; Triphala
Subjects: Dentistry > MCODS Manipal > Preventive and Community Dentistry
Dentistry > MCODS Manipal > Pedodontics and preventive Dentistry
Depositing User: KMC Library
Date Deposited: 25 Sep 2015 09:14
Last Modified: 25 Sep 2015 09:14
URI: http://eprints.manipal.edu/id/eprint/144116

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