Dental Plaque Index

Publication Title: 
The Ceylon Medical Journal

INTRODUCTION: Different systems of traditional medicine of the Indian subcontinent, have used Acacia chundra Willd, Adhatoda vasica Nees., Mimusops elengi L., Piper nigrum L., Pongamia pinnata L. Pirerre, Quercus infectoria Olivier., Syzygium aromaticum L., Terminalia chebula Retz., Zingiber officinale Roscoe., individually or in combinations, to cure oral diseases. OBJECTIVE: To investigate the oral hygiene and gingival health benefits of toothpaste formulated with a mixture of the above herbs (15% w/w).

Author(s): 
Jayashankar, S.
Panagoda, G. J.
Amaratunga, E. a. P. D.
Perera, K.
Rajapakse, P. S.
Publication Title: 
Journal of the Indian Society of Pedodontics and Preventive Dentistry

OBJECTIVES: Dental caries is the most prevalent oral disease. Streptococcus mutans plays a major role in the occurrence of dental caries. Many antibacterial agents have been developed against dental caries. However, they lack the qualities of an ideal agent. Thus presently, antibacterial activity of herbal agents is being extensively studied. MATERIALS AND METHODS: In the present study, ethanol extract of Terminalia chebula was prepared and mouthrinse was formulated.

Author(s): 
Nayak, S. S.
Ankola, A. V.
Metgud, S. C.
Bolmal, U.
Publication Title: 
Phytotherapy research: PTR

A double blind, randomized, controlled study with three parallel treatment groups was done to evaluate the efficacy of a Terminalia chebula 10% mouth rinse compared with chlorhexidine 0.12% mouth rinse, applied two times daily for 2 weeks, in the treatment of dental plaque and gingivitis. Seventy-eight patients were included in the study. The efficacy variables were periodontal indices on days 0, 7 and 14 after commencement of therapy. Twenty six patients received chlorhexidine mouth rinse, twenty six Terminalia chebula mouth rinse and twenty six received saline solution.

Author(s): 
Gupta, Devanand
Bhaskar, D. J.
Gupta, Rajendra Kumar
Karim, Bushra
Gupta, Vipul
Punia, Himanshu
Batra, Manu
Jain, Ankita
Agarwal, Amit
Singh, Pradeep
Publication Title: 
Oral Health & Preventive Dentistry

PURPOSE: The present study was conducted to assess the effectiveness of Terminalia chebula on plaque and gingival inflammation and compare it with the gold standard chlorhexidine (CHX 0.2%) and distilled water as control (placebo). MATERIALS AND METHODS: A double-blind randomised control trial was conducted among undergraduate students who volunteered. They were randomly allocated into three study groups: 1) Terminalia chebula mouthwash (n = 30); 2) chlorhexidine (active control) (n = 30); 3) distilled water (placebo) (n = 30).

Author(s): 
Gupta, Devanand
Gupta, Rajendra Kumar
Bhaskar, Dara John
Gupta, Vipul
Publication Title: 
The Ceylon Medical Journal

INTRODUCTION: Plant derived preparations have been essential components for maintenance of oral hygiene and the treatment of oral diseases globally since ancient times. Acacia chundra Willd, Adhatoda vasica Nees., Mimusops elengi L., Piper nigrum L., Pongamia pinnate L. Pirerre, Quercus infectoria Olivier., Syzygium aromaticum L., Terminalia chebula Retz., Zingiber offici-nale Roscoe., individually or in combination, have been used for this purpose because of their beneficial effects.

Author(s): 
Howshigan, J.
Perera, K.
Samita, S.
Rajapakse, P. S.
Publication Title: 
The Journal of Clinical Dentistry

The concept of gingival massage on maintaining the health of the gingiva may be of value as an adjunct in the periodontal maintenance phase of treatment. This study compared dental floss to a test product, a massage device, in a randomized population of 20 male and female subjects. Clinical measurements were taken at baseline, week 3, and week 6. Patients were instructed to brush twice daily using their normal hygiene methods and to use the assigned product once daily.

Author(s): 
Kazmierczak, M.
Mather, M.
Anderson, T. M.
Ciancio, S. G.
Publication Title: 
Nutrition (Burbank, Los Angeles County, Calif.)

OBJECTIVE: Dietary caloric restriction (CR) has been found to reduce systemic markers of inflammation and may attenuate the effects of chronic inflammatory conditions. The purpose of this study was to examine the effects of long-term CR on naturally occurring chronic inflammatory periodontal disease in a nonhuman primate model.

Author(s): 
Reynolds, Mark A.
Dawson, Dolphus R.
Novak, Karen F.
Ebersole, Jeffrey L.
Gunsolley, John C.
Branch-Mays, Grishondra L.
Holt, Stanley C.
Mattison, Julie A.
Ingram, Donald K.
Novak, M. John
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