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Year : 2011  |  Volume : 9  |  Issue : 18  |  Page : 671-674

The effectiveness of tooth brushing with dentifrice containing 0.3% triclosan on gingivitis - An experimental study


1 Reader, Dept. of Public Health Dentistry, M R Ambedkar Dental College, Bengaluru, India
2 Senior Lecturer, Dept. of Public Health Dentistry, M R Ambedkar Dental College, Bengaluru, India
3 Professor and Head, Dept. of Public Health Dentistry, M R Ambedkar Dental College, Bengaluru, India
4 P.G Student, Dept. of Public Health Dentistry, M R Ambedkar Dental College, Bengaluru, India

Correspondence Address:
Dr G K Umashankar
Reader, Dept. of Public Health Dentistry, M R Ambedkar Dental College, Bengaluru
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Objective: The aim of the present study was to evaluate the effectiveness of self-performed mechanical plaque control with dentifrice containing 0.3% triclosan on gingivitis on routine and short term brushing. Method: An experiment was conducted on a group of 30 subjects with dentifrice containing triclosan 0.3%. The effect of triclosan on gingival health was assessed using gingival index at base line and at 4 weeks. Results: The results showed that there was a marked improvement between gingival health and short term use of triclosan dentifrice with mean gingival score of 1.45 + 0.26 at base line and 1.30 + 0.28 at 4 weeks period. Conclusion: It was observed that the use of triclosan 0.3% dentifrice in routine tooth brushing improves gingival health.


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