Journal of Indian Society of Pedodontics and Preventive Dentistry
Journal of Indian Society of Pedodontics and Preventive Dentistry
                                                   Official journal of the Indian Society of Pedodontics and Preventive Dentistry                           
Year : 2020  |  Volume : 38  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 419--424

Effectiveness of magnetized water and 0.2% chlorhexidine as a mouth rinse in children aged 12–15 years for plaque and gingivitis inhibition during 3 weeks of supervised use: A randomized control study


Devendra Ishwarlal Nagpal, Shrawani Suryakant Mankar, Gagandeep Lamba, Purva Chaudhary, Kavita Hotwani, Sargam D Sortey 
 Department of Paediatric and Preventive Dentistry, VSPM Dental College and Research Centre, Nagpur, Maharashtra, India

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Dr. Devendra Ishwarlal Nagpal
Department of Paediatric and Preventive Dentistry, VSPM Dental College and Research Centre, Nagpur - 440 019, Maharashtra
India

Background: Chlorhexidine mouth rinse, a 'Gold Standard'effective in reducing plaque and gingivitis, has some drawbacks like bitter taste, light brown staining of teeth etc. limiting its long-term use. Magnetized water is alkaline and inhibits the bonding process between plaque and teeth by “magnetohydrodynamic”. Aim: To compare and evaluate effectiveness of magnetized water and 0.2% chlorhexidine as a mouth rinse in children aged 12-15 years for plaque and gingivitis inhibition during 3 weeks of supervised use. Settings and Design: This was a double blinded randomized control clinical study, carried out at a non-government high school. Methods:A total of 20 children aged 12-15 years were randomized into two groups, magnetized water and 0.2% chlorhexidine, each comprising of 10 children who were asked to rinse with the respective mouthwash. Plaque index (PI) scoresand gingival (GI) scoreswere evaluated at baseline, 2 weeks and at 3 weeksfor each child. Statistical analysis: Independent sample t test and paired sample t test were used to check the mean differences. Result: A statistically significant difference was found in reduction of mean PI and GI scores of magnetized water (p=0.0001) and Chlorhexidine groups(p=0.0001) both at 14 days (2 weeks) and at 21 days (3 weeks) with no adverse effects. Conclusion: Daily use of magnetized water as a mouth rinse was safe andeffective alternative to chlorhexidinein plaque and gingivitis reduction, which supplemented the benefits of daily toothbrushing in children.


How to cite this article:
Nagpal DI, Mankar SS, Lamba G, Chaudhary P, Hotwani K, Sortey SD. Effectiveness of magnetized water and 0.2% chlorhexidine as a mouth rinse in children aged 12–15 years for plaque and gingivitis inhibition during 3 weeks of supervised use: A randomized control study.J Indian Soc Pedod Prev Dent 2020;38:419-424


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Nagpal DI, Mankar SS, Lamba G, Chaudhary P, Hotwani K, Sortey SD. Effectiveness of magnetized water and 0.2% chlorhexidine as a mouth rinse in children aged 12–15 years for plaque and gingivitis inhibition during 3 weeks of supervised use: A randomized control study. J Indian Soc Pedod Prev Dent [serial online] 2020 [cited 2021 Mar 1 ];38:419-424
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