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Year : 2005  |  Volume : 5  |  Issue : 5  |  Page : 44-47

Comparison between Effect of Fluoridated Triclosan Dentifrices and Non-fluoridated, Non-triclosan Dentifrices on Plaque and Gingivitis

1 Manipal College of Dental Sciences, Mangalore, India
2 Global Technology Centre, Oral Care, Hindustan Lever Ltd. Mumbai, India

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A double blind two cell stratified parallel group study was conducted on 168 subjects for 24 weeks to investigate the effect of a dentifrice having a formulation of 0.2% triclosan , 1000 ppm fluoride and 0.13 % calcium glycerophosphate in a natural calcium carbonate base in comparison to commercially available toothpastes without actives. At the end of 24 weeks, there was significant reduction in plaque and gingivitis in the test group compared to the control group.

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