Indian Journal of Dental Research

ORIGINAL RESEARCH
Year
: 2015  |  Volume : 26  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 57--62

Comparison of amine fluoride and chlorhexidine mouth rinses in the control of plaque and gingivitis - A randomized controlled clinical trial


B Meena Priya1, Sushama R Galgali2 
1 Department of Periodontics, Chettinad Dental College and Research Institute, Kelambakkam, Kanchipuram District, Karnataka, India
2 Department of Periodontics, VS Dental College and Hospital, Bengaluru, Karnataka, India

Correspondence Address:
B Meena Priya
Department of Periodontics, Chettinad Dental College and Research Institute, Kelambakkam, Kanchipuram District, Karnataka
India

Objectives: The objective of this triple blind randomized controlled clinical trial was to compare the efficacy of a mouth rinse containing amine fluoride (AmF) and chlorhexidine in controlling the supragingival plaque accumulation and gingival inflammation during a 4-week period in patients with chronic gingivitis. Subjects and Methods: A total of 30 patients were participated in this study. Fifteen patients were prescribed an AmF-containing mouth rinse and 15 were prescribed a chlorhexidine mouth rinse. Plaque index, gingival index, bleeding index, tooth stain, and tongue stain (TS) were recorded at baseline, 15 days and 1-month. Patients«SQ» perception of odor, taste and any discomfort were recorded. Results: The comparisons between the groups were done using Mann-Whitney U-test. The comparison within the group at different time visits were done using Wilcoxon signed rank test. Both the mouth rinses resulted in a significant decrease in plaque index, gingival index, bleeding index. However, AmF mouth rinse resulted in a statistically significant decrease in bleeding index and gingival index compared to chlorhexidine group. There was no significant difference in tooth stain and TS in both the groups. Conclusions: The 4 weeks use of AmF containing mouth rinse is effective in reducing the gingival inflammation and plaque.


How to cite this article:
Priya B M, Galgali SR. Comparison of amine fluoride and chlorhexidine mouth rinses in the control of plaque and gingivitis - A randomized controlled clinical trial.Indian J Dent Res 2015;26:57-62


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Priya B M, Galgali SR. Comparison of amine fluoride and chlorhexidine mouth rinses in the control of plaque and gingivitis - A randomized controlled clinical trial. Indian J Dent Res [serial online] 2015 [cited 2021 Sep 28 ];26:57-62
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