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Year : 2010  |  Volume : 8  |  Issue : 16  |  Page : 24-31

Efficacy of two toothpastes in reducing dental plaque and gingivitis


1 Department of Public Health Dentistry, SDM College of Dental Sciences & Hospital Sattur, Dharwad, Karnataka, India
2 M/s, Anchor Health & Beauty Care Pvt., Ltd. Marathon Next Gen lnnova, Kewal Industrial Estate, Marathon Building, Unit No. 201, C-Wing, Ganpatrao Kadam Marg, Lower Parel (West), Mumbai- 4000013, India

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Objective: To assess the efficacy of Anchor Toothpaste (test) in reducing of plaque and gingivitis as compared to Colgate total (control). Method: 90 subjects participated in double blinded randomized clinical trial for four weeks. Plaque and gingivitis scores of study subjects were recorded at baseline, test and control dentifrices were randomly allocated to them and they were instructed to use the dentifrices twice daily. They were reexamined at two and four weeks for plaque and gingivitis. Results: In test group, there was reduction in mean GI scores by 2.92% and 8.43% at two & four weeks respectively and reduction in mean PI scores by 17.34% and 14.47% at two & four weeks respectively. In control group, GI scores reduced by 4.26% and 7.05% at two & four weeks respectively and PI scores reduced by 22.01% and 19.64% at two & four weeks respectively. No statistically significant differences were found in plaque and gingivitis reductions between the two dentifrices. Conclusions: Anchor tooth paste and Colgate total were equally effective in reducing plaque and gingivitis scores among study subjects.


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