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Year : 2017  |  Volume : 28  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 151-155
Comparative evaluation of Mangifera indica leaf mouthwash with chlorhexidine on plaque accumulation, gingival inflammation, and salivary streptococcal growth


1 Department of Paedodontics and Preventive Dentistry, Yenepoya Dental College, Mangalore, Karnataka, India
2 Department of Paedodontics, Yenepoya Dental College, Mangalore, Karnataka, India
3 Department of Prosthodontics, Yenepoya Dental College, Mangalore, Karnataka, India
4 Department of Pharmacology, Yenepoya Dental College, Mangalore, Karnataka, India

Correspondence Address:
Sham S Bhat
Department of Paedodontics and Preventive Dentistry, Yenepoya Dental College, Mangalore, Karnataka
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/ijdr.IJDR_583_15

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Aims: This study aims to compare the efficacy of a mango(Mangifera indica) leaf mouthwash with chlorhexidine on plaque status, gingival status, and salivary Streptococcus mutans count. Materials and Methods: Asample of twenty children, aged 8–14years, Mangalore Residential School, Karnataka, India, was allocated into two groups. GroupA(10) and GroupB(10) were given test mouthwash “mango leaf mouthwash” and chlorhexidine, respectively. The clinical trial was carried out for ½ h after rinsing and after 5days, during which children were asked to rinse once daily, with 10ml of the given mouthwash ½ h after tooth brushing. Results: There was a significant reduction in microbial count, improved plaque control and gingival health in mango leaf and chlorhexidine mouthwash groups with higher reduction in microbial count, and better plaque control and gingival health seen in chlorhexidine group. Conclusion: Herbal alternatives proved to be an effective and safe alternative to conventional modes of treatment.


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