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VOLUME 16 , ISSUE 11 ( November, 2015 ) > List of Articles

RESEARCH ARTICLE

Effect of Neem containing Toothpaste on Plaque and Gingivitis—A Randomized Double Blind Clinical Trial

S Supreetha, KN Abhishek, S Nubesh Khan, KH Chaithanya, Nishad Abdul

Citation Information : Supreetha S, Abhishek K, Khan SN, Chaithanya K, Abdul N. Effect of Neem containing Toothpaste on Plaque and Gingivitis—A Randomized Double Blind Clinical Trial. J Contemp Dent Pract 2015; 16 (11):880-883.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10024-1776

Published Online: 01-11-2015

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2015; Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers (P) Ltd.


Abstract

Aim

The present study was designed to assess the effect of toothpaste containing neem on plaque and gingivitis.

Materials and methods

Randomized, double blind clinical trial was designed. Thirty first year dental students volunteered to participate in the study. Neem containing tooth paste was used as an intervention. Clinical examination was carried out using Silness and Loe plaque index (PI) and Loe and Silness gingival index (GI). Independent t-test and paired t-test was used for the intergroup and the intragroup comparison.

Results

Out of 30 participants, 22 (73.3%) were females and eight (26.7%) were males. A statistically significant difference was found between the test and control group after intervention with respect to the PI and GI.

Conclusion

Neem containing toothpaste can be used as an adjunct for maintenance of oral hygiene.

Clinical significance

Regular brushing with neem toothpaste might act as an adjunct to maintenance of good oral hygiene, and thus improve oral health.

How to cite this article

Abhishek KN, Supreetha S, Sam G, Khan SN, Chaithanya KH, Abdul N. Effect of Neem containing Toothpaste on Plaque and Gingivitis—A Randomized Double Blind Clinical Trial. J Contemp Dent Pract 2015;16(11):880-883.


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