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Kumari D, Tandon V, Sudan S, Singh M. Comparative Evaluation of Antiplaque Efficacy of Chlorhexidine, Green Tea and Herbal Mouthwashes: A Randomized Clinical Trial. J Oral Health Comm Dent 2022; 16 (2):94-97.
Background: Chemical antiplaque mouthwashes are used to improve oral health care. Nowadays, herbal mouthwashes with their “naturally occurring” active ingredients are beneficial in the treatment of gingival disease without any side effects. The aim of this study was to compare the antiplaque efficacy of chlorhexidine, green tea, and herbal mouthwashes.
Materials and methods: It is a randomized controlled trial in which 45 participants were equally divided into three groups: Group A – Chlorhexidine, Group B – Hiora, and Group C – Colgate plax. Oral prophylaxis followed by the prescription of mouthwash and plaque index, gingival index, stain index, taste perception, and CPITN index were recorded at baseline, on the 14th and 21st days.
Result: On comparing plaque index at baseline and after 21 days between Hiora, chlorhexidine, and Colgate plax, a statistically significant difference was found (p = 0.00), whereas CPITN index between Hiora and Colgate plax was also statistically significant (p = 0.00), while scores of stain index and taste perception of chlorhexidine group only were found statistically significant (p = 0.00).
Conclusion: Colgate plax mouthwash was found to be more effective in plaque reduction, less stain, and good taste perception rather than chlorhexidine and Hiora.
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