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Year : 2007  |  Volume : 25  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 126-129

A comparative study of two mouthrinses on plaque and gingivitis in school children in the age group of 13-16 years in Bangalore city


1 Department of Preventive and Community Dentistry, Rama Dental College and Hospital, Kanpur - 208 024, India
2 Department of Preventive and Community Dentistry, MM Dental College and Research Centre, Ambala - 133203, India
3 Department of Preventive and Community Dentistry, Governmental Dental College, Bangalore - 560002, India

Correspondence Address:
K Jayaprakash
Department of Preventive and Community Dentistry, Rama Dental College and Hospital, Kanpur - 208024
India
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DOI: 10.4103/0970-4388.36562

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Research and clinical evidence indicate that most forms of plaque associated periodontal disease start as inflammatory lesions of the gingiva which if left untreated, may progress and eventually involve and compromise the entire periodontal attachment apparatus of the affected teeth. A study was conducted to assess the effect of a mouthrinse containing chlorhexidine and sodium fluoride on plaque accumulation and gingivitis in comparison with a chlorhexidine mouthrinse alone in a group of school children aged 13-16 years in Bangalore city. This combination alongwith the well established effect of fluoride in the prevention of caries presents an important contribution to dental public health. The results suggest that the chlorhexidine-sodium fluoride mouthrinse potentially possesses a significant effect on inhibition of plaque accumulation and gingivitis. This combination along with the well-established effect of fluoride in the prevention of caries, presents an important contribution to dental public health.






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