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Year : 2002  |  Volume : 2  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 3-10

Efficacy of eight commercially available tooth pastes on plaque


1 Asst Prof, Department of Community Dentistry, S.D.M. College of Dental Sciences and Hospital, Sattur, Dharwad, India
2 Prof & HOD, Department of Community Dentistry, S.D.M. College of Dental Sciences and Hospital, Sattur, Dharwad, India

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V Viswanath
Asst Prof, Department of Community Dentistry, S.D.M. College of Dental Sciences and Hospital, Sattur, Dharwad
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Objective: The aim of the present study is to test the efficacy of eight commercially available tooth pastes in the Indian market. Methods: The efficacy of tooth pastes was assessed by plaque score of 400 school children aged between 13-15 years old selected from V.P.S. public school, Dharwad. The design of the study is a double blind, randomised clinical trial. The baseline plaque scores of all the subjects were made zero by scaling and polishing. The subjects were randomly issued eight brands of toothpastes, fifty in each brand. The brand name was covered by white paint. The students were given similar instructions of brushing with a standardised toothbrush. The study subjects were followed for 3-4 weeks after issuing toothpastes. In the follow up examination, the plaque scores of 343 available school children was assessed using Turesky Gilmore Glickman modification of Quigly - Hein plaque index. Results: None of the tooth pastes showed zero plaque score but when compared among the eight brands, the mean plaque scores are for Forhans - 1.182414, Closeup Gel - 1.282221, Promise - 1.3130181, Cibaca - 1.33091, Babool - 1.377479, Pepsodent-G - 1.410789, Vicco - 1.428493 and for Colgate Gel - 1.448874. The results of the study showed highest mean plaque core of 1.448874 for Colgate Gel to and lowest of 1.182424 for Forhans. Statistical analysis showed significant difference between Forhans to Babool, Pepsodent, Colgate gel at 1 % and to Vicco at 5% level of significance. Closeup gel showed significant differences with Colgate gel at 1 % level of significance. Conclusion: The conclusion of the study is the efficacy of reducing plaque was highest in Forhans and least with the Colgate gel.


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