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Clinical Effect of a Mouth Rinse containing Ocimum gratissimum on Plaque and Gingivitis Control

Sérgio Luís da Silva Pereira, José Weslley Gonçalves de Oliveira, Keyles Karla Sá Vieira Ângelo, Ângela Maria Alves da Costa, Flávio Costa

Citation Information : da Silva Pereira SL, de Oliveira JW, Ângelo KK, da Costa ÂM, Costa F. Clinical Effect of a Mouth Rinse containing Ocimum gratissimum on Plaque and Gingivitis Control. J Contemp Dent Pract 2011; 12 (5):350-355.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10024-1058

Published Online: 01-10-2011

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2011; The Author(s).



The effect of Ocimum gratissimum (Og) on the reduction of dental plaque and gingivitis was evaluated in a randomized, parallel and double-blind clinical trial.


There was a significant reduction on plaque and gingivitis in tests groups (p < 0.05), but no statistically significant difference was observed among them (p > 0.05).


Mouth rinse containing Og was effective as antiplaque and antigingivitis agent, in a similar manner that chlorhexidine digluconate.

Clinical significance

Research in treatment of chronic oral diseases using natural agents must be encouraged to verify which would be a useful addition to the current range of chemotherapeutic treatment options.

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da Silva Pereira SL, de Oliveira JWG Ângelo KKSV, da Costa ÂMA, Costa F. Clinical Effect of a Mouth Rinse containing Ocimum gratissimum on Plaque and Gingivitis Control. J Contemp Dent Pract 2011;12(5):350-355.

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