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Year : 2011  |  Volume : 9  |  Issue : 18  |  Page : 193-197

Effect of indigenous neem mouthwash on common microbial flora of mouth


1 Professor and Head, Dept. of Public Health Dentistry, Sardar Patel Post Graduate Insitute of Dental and Medical Sciences, Lucknow, India
2 Reader, Dept. of Public Health Dentistry, Sardar Patel Post Graduate Insitute of Dental and Medical Sciences, Lucknow, India
3 Senior Lecturer, Dept. of Public Health Dentistry, Sardar Patel Post Graduate Insitute of Dental and Medical Sciences, Lucknow, India
4 P.G. Student, Dept. of Public Health Dentistry, Sardar Patel Post Graduate Insitute of Dental and Medical Sciences, Lucknow, India

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Sabyasachi Saha
Professor and Head, Dept. of Public Health Dentistry, Sardar Patel Post Graduate Insitute of Dental and Medical Sciences, Lucknow
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Aim: The aim of the study was to evaluate clinically the efficacy of the Neem mouthwash on common microbial flora of mouth. Materials and Method: This was double-blind, randomized, parallel study design. Ninety subjects were randomly assigned in to three groups. (30-Neem, 30-Chlorhexidine and 30-Distilled water). Interventions consisted of a 15 days therapy of the 25% Neem mouthwash, 0.12% chlorhexidine gluconate (positive control) and distilled water (negative control) respectively. The subjects were supervised to rinse approximately 15ml of mouth rinse for 30 seconds, twice per day for 15 days. The microbial assessment for saliva responsible for dental caries and periodontal disease was assessed before and after treatment. Results: The data shows that a mouthrinse based on the Neem is equally effective in reducing microbial flora responsible for dental caries and periodontal disease. Conclusion: Microbial analysis indicates that 25% Neem mouth wash has significant role in reducing the common microbial flora (responsible for dental caries and periodontal diseases).


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