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Research Paper | Dentistry | India | Volume 9 Issue 7, July 2020
Effect of Ayurvedic Tooth Powder on Control of Plaque and Gingivitis: A Randomized Controlled Clinical Trial
Tripathi V. D.
Abstract: Ayurveda had mentioned various procedures for maintaining oral hygiene. These include procedures like gandusha, kavala, dantadhavana, and jivha lekhana (cleaning tongue). Various plants have been mentioned in Ayurveda for dantakashta. Various Ayurvedic dental formulations are available in market in the form of powders, paste, etc. Present study was conducted for evaluating the effect of one of such Ayurvedic toothpowder named Divya Dant Manjan. It is useful for treatment of the teeth and gums. This tooth powder is recommended for cavities, gingivitis and decayed tooth etc. It is recommended for old people who suffer from weak teeth and also recommended for children who get cavities in teeth due to excessive eating of sweets and chocolates may also use this natural tooth powder everyday to get relief from toothache. It helps in controlling plaque and reducing gum inflammation in patients of moderate gingivitis. Scaling, root planning, and polishing were done for all the patients participating in the study. Oral hygiene instructions were given that included brushing twice/day with assigned tooth powder Divya Dant Manjan using BASS method for tooth brushing and also massage over gum tissue with finger. All the patients were recalled after 15 days. Scores of plaque index and gingival index was recorded on day 1 and day 15 of treatment. Total of 15 patients were recruited in each group. The mean reduction in gingival index was 1.15 (P<0.05) and 1.26 (P<0.05) in positive control and treatment groups, respectively. However, the mean reduction in plaque indices were found to be 2.03 (P<0.05) and 2.16 (P<0.05) in positive control and Divya Dant Manjan groups, respectively. No significant difference was seen in both the parameters between the two groups.
Keywords: Ayurveda, gingivitis, oral hygiene, periodontal diseases
Edition: Volume 9 Issue 7, July 2020,
Pages: 1946 - 1948