Efficacy of Extrinsic Stain Removal by Novel Dentifrice Containing Papain and Bromelain Extracts

Chakravarthy, Kalyana and Acharya, S (2012) Efficacy of Extrinsic Stain Removal by Novel Dentifrice Containing Papain and Bromelain Extracts. Journal of Young Pharmacists, 4 (4). pp. 245-249.

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Abstract

To evaluate the stain removal efficacy of a novel dentifrice containing papain and bromelain extracts (Glodent) in comparison with a control dentifrice (Colgate regular). This was a randomized, positive-controlled, doubleblinded, clinical study. Subjects were randomly divided into one of the two study groups. Pre-treatment and post treatment photographs of the 4 anterior teeth were recorded under standardized conditions and analyzed for lightness or luminosity values using Adobe Photoshop. The difference between the mean pre-treatment luminosity of test and control groups was not statistically significant. In both test and control groups, the post-treatment luminosity was significantly higher than pre- treatment luminosity (P < 0.001 and P = 0.003 respectively). The mean post-treatment luminosity for test group was found to be significantly higher than control group. The mean percentage removal of stains for test group was significantly higher than control group. The test dentifrice showed significant stain removal when compared to control which could be attributed to the role of proteolytic enzymes in the test dentifrice

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Bromelain, extrinsic stains, image analysis, papain, proteolytic enzymes, stain removal
Subjects: Dentistry > MCODS Manipal > Preventive and Community Dentistry
Depositing User: KMC Manipal
Date Deposited: 03 Jan 2013 09:40
Last Modified: 26 Dec 2015 11:00
URI: http://eprints.manipal.edu/id/eprint/77830

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