Mouthwashes

Publication Title: 
Indian Journal of Dental Research: Official Publication of Indian Society for Dental Research

Plant-derived medicines have been a part of our traditional health care system, and the antimicrobial properties of plant-derived compounds are well documented. The purpose of this study is to evaluate the effect of an aqueous extract of Terminalia chebula (a medicinal plant) on salivary samples and its potential for use as an anticaries agent in the form of mouthwash. A concentrated aqueous extract was prepared from the fruit of T. chebula . A mouth rinse of 10% concentration was prepared by diluting the extract in sterile distilled water.

Author(s): 
Carounanidy, Usha
Satyanarayanan, R.
Velmurugan, A.
Publication Title: 
Oral Health & Preventive Dentistry

PURPOSE: The aim of the present study was to assess the effectiveness of Terminalia chebula aqueous extract rinse on salivary pH and Streptococcus mutans. Mouthrinses have been in use from time immemorial as a supplement for routine oral hygiene practice. Although a large number of mouthrinses are currently available, many of them possess certain drawbacks, which has necessitated the search for alternate agents. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Ten per cent of T. chebula extract was prepared. A purposive sample of 30 subjects was selected and randomly divided into extract and control groups.

Author(s): 
Nayak, Sushma S.
Kumar, B. R. Ashok
Ankola, Anil V.
Hebbal, Mamata
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: 
The Journal of Contemporary Dental Practice

AIM: Many weapons are available in the arsenal of a dental professional to combat dental caries, which is almost ubiquitously present. From a public health perspective, most of these weapons are far from being an ideal drug. Hence, there is a demand for better and effective antibacterial agents. This factor stimulated the process of the present study. The aim of the study was to determine the effect of ethanol extract of Terminalia chebula on Streptococcus mutans. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Dried ripe fruits of Terminalia chebula were procured and powdered.

Author(s): 
Nayak, Sushma S.
Ankola, Anil V.
Metgud, Sharda C.
Bolmal, Uday Kumar
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: 
Indian Journal of Dental Research: Official Publication of Indian Society for Dental Research

BACKGROUND: Triphala is a botanical preparation consisting of equal parts of three herbal fruits. Much revered in Ayurveda, triphala has been proven to have antibacterial, antiviral, antifungal actions. AIMS AND OBJECTIVES: The objective of this study was to investigate the effect of 6% triphala in a mouthwash formulation on the salivary streptococci levels at the end of 48 h and 7 days, of twice a day usage, and to compare the same with 0.2% chlorhexidine.

Author(s): 
Srinagesh, Jyotsna
Krishnappa, Pushpanjali
Somanna, Shivaraj N.
Publication Title: 
Oral Health & Preventive Dentistry

PURPOSE: Triphala is an ayurvedic preparation with known antimicrobial action. This study was carried out to assess the antibacterial efficacy of triphala against salivary mutans streptococci in comparison with the 'gold standard' chlorhexidine. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A double blind randomised control trial was conducted among 57 volunteers who were assessed to be in the high caries risk category. They were randomly allocated into three study groups: 1) 15 ml of 6% triphala mouthwash; 2) 15 ml of 0.2% chlorhexidine (active control); 3) no mouthwash (passive control).

Author(s): 
Srinagesh, Jyotsna
Pushpanjali, Krishnappa
Publication Title: 
Indian Journal of Dental Research: Official Publication of Indian Society for Dental Research

BACKGROUND: Triphala is a botanical preparation consisting of equal parts of three herbal fruits. Much revered in Ayurveda, triphala has been proven to have antibacterial, antiviral, antifungal actions. AIMS AND OBJECTIVES: The objective of this study was to investigate the effect of 6% triphala in a mouthwash formulation on the salivary streptococci levels at the end of 48 h and 7 days, of twice a day usage, and to compare the same with 0.2% chlorhexidine.

Author(s): 
Srinagesh, Jyotsna
Krishnappa, Pushpanjali
Somanna, Shivaraj N.
Publication Title: 
Dental Update

For the dentist who endeavours to practise as a physician of the mouth with preventive dental medicine as a part of his/her service, clinical experience has demonstrated that homeopathy can be of benefit. Many homeopathic remedies have been found to be effective for dental conditions, namely dental caries, dental abscess, oral lesions, post-extraction bleeding and even medications to treat the anxious and nervous child.

Author(s): 
Bhat, Sham S.
Sargod, Sharan S.
George, Dilip

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