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Chin J Dent Res. 2012;15(1):49-53.

Anti-gingivitis effects of Acacia arabica-containing toothpaste.

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Department of Public Health Dentistry, Kothiwal Dental College and Research Centre, Mora Mustaqueem, India.

Abstract

OBJECTIVE:

To evaluate the anti-plaque and anti-gingivitis properties of Acacia arabicacontaining toothpaste in an adult population.

METHODS:

Sixty subjects with gingivitis were randomly assigned to a test group (Acacia arabica-containing toothpaste) or control group (regular toothpaste). An analysis of plaque index (PI), gingival index (GI) and bleeding on probing index (BOP%) were carried out at baseline and after 28 days followed by a washout period. After the washout period, the test and control groups were crossed over and the assessments were repeated.

RESULTS:

Reductions in PI, GI and BOP% were observed in the test group compared with the control group.

CONCLUSION:

Brushing with Acacia arabica-containing toothpaste may help inhibit gingivitis. It can be recommended for daily oral hygiene procedures.

PMID:
22866283
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