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Original Research Articles                      Volume : 9, Issue:12, December, 2020

PRINT ISSN : 2319-7692
Online ISSN : 2319-7706
Issues : 12 per year
Publisher : Excellent Publishers
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Editor-in-chief: Dr.M.Prakash
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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2020.9(12): 1248-1253

Anti-plaque and Anti-gingivitis Effect of Herbal Mouthwash
Alyousef Mansour Ali1, Ahmed Hassan Almosilhi2, Abdulaziz Ibrahim Alsenaid3, Fahad Ibrahim Al Mofeez3, Bayan Ahmad Almusailhi4, Al Yousef, Ali Sulaiman5, and Al Yousef, Haya Sulaiman5
1Consultant Family and Community Medicine; MOH, Saudi Arabia,
2Consultant of Family and Community Medicine Advisor of National Center of Complementary and Alternative Medicine Riyadh, Ministry of Health Saudi Arabia,
3General Directorate of Health Affairs in Riyadh, Ministry of Health, Saudi Arabi,
4Medical Student Imam Abdulrahman Bin Faisal University, Dammam, Saudi Arabia,
5College of Dentistry, Al Majmah University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
*Corresponding author

Herbal mouthwashes are cost-effective and relatively safe. Chlorhexidine is regarded as the "gold standard" anti-plaque agent. The aim of this study was to evaluate efficacy of herbal mouthwashes in comparison with chlorhexidine mouthwashes. Total 60 participants were randomly divided into two groups: A (Chlorhexidine mouthwash), B (Herbal mouthwash). These groups were asked to use with their respective mouthwash twice daily for 25 days after brushing. Individuals were given the same type of soft bristle toothbrush and whitening toothpaste. Data is analyzed utilizing the Gingival Index (GI), Plaque Index (PI). There was statistically significant reduction in plaque and gingival scores and microbial load after 25 days in both the groups A and B. Though herbal mouthwashes can maintain good oral hygiene on daily basis, but still it is less effective than chlorhexidine mouthwash during treatments such as gingivitis, periodontitis, trauma. Both Chlorohexidine and herbal mouthwash reduce plaque and gingivitis. Although Chlorohexidine showed more efficacy than herbal, Herbal mouthwash can be an alternative for chlorohexidine if we considered its side effects.

Keywords: Dental plaque, Chlorhexidine, Herbal, Mouthwash

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Alyousef mansour Ali, Ahmed Hassan Almosilhi, Abdulaziz Ibrahim Alsenaid, Fahad Ibrahim Al mofeez, Bayan Ahmad Almusailhi, Al Yousef, Ali Sulaiman and Al Yousef, Haya Sulaiman. 2020. Anti-plaque and Anti- gingivitis Effect of Herbal Mouthwash.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 9(12): 1248-1253. doi:
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