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International Journal of Oral Health Dentistry


Comparative evaluation of the efficacy of Chlorohexidine mouthwash as a supplement to regular tooth brushing


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Author Details : Kirandeep Kour, Sandeep Kaur*, Prashant Singh

Volume : 5, Issue : 2, Year : 2019

Article Page : 97-103


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Abstract

Introduction: Chlorhexidine gluconate mouthwash has earned eponym of gold standard to treat and/or prevent periodontal disease. The present study was carried out with an aim to evaluate the efficacy of CHX mouthwash as a supplement to regular toothbrushing.
Materials and Methods: The present study was carried out in 40 patients to evaluate CHX mouth rinses i.e Chlorhexidine gluconate (Vyrex Mouthwash (0.2% w/v), as a supplement to regular tooth brushing on plaque accumulation and gingival inflammation in chronic generalized gingivitis patients in gingival inflammation, taste alteration & gingival score were evaluate at 14, 21 & 28 day.
Results: No statistical significant difference was observed in two groups with respect to gingival inflammation, plaque accumulation, taste alteration & gingival score.
Conclusion: However, Chlorohexdine & Toothbrushing significantly reduced plaque growth & gingivitis, but chlorohexdine was more effective against plaque regrowth. 0.2% Chlorhexidine remains the gold standard as an antimicrobial agent.

Keywords: Plaque, Gingival inflammation, Chlorohexidine, Toothbrushing.

Doi : 10.18231/j.ijohd.2019.022

How to cite : Kour K , Kaur S, Singh P , Comparative evaluation of the efficacy of Chlorohexidine mouthwash as a supplement to regular tooth brushing. Int J Oral Health Dent 2019;5(2):97-103

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