Comparison of Plaque Removal Capabilities between Two Dentifrices
- *Corresponding Author:
- Cherie Wink RDH
BS, Dental Hygiene Instructor
Concorde Career College
12951 Euclid Street, Suite 215
Garden Grove, CA 92840, USA
E-mail: [email protected]
Received Date: June 12, 2014; Accepted Date: August 14, 2014; Published Date: August 20, 2014
Citation: Ralston D, Carrasco R, Jacobsen PL, Cherie Wink RDH (2014) Comparison of Plaque Removal Capabilities between Two Dentifrices. J Oral Hyg Health 2:157. doi: 10.4172/2332-0702.1000157
Copyright: © 2014 Ralston D, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
Objective: To compare the efficacy of a dental gel containing 2.6% Edathamil in controlling dental plaque to that of a commercially available dentifrice containing 0.3% triclosan, 2.0% PVM/MA copolymer, and 0.243% sodium fluoride.
Materials and Methods: Following a baseline examination and index scoring for dental plaque, gingivitis, bleeding, and pocket depths, qualifying adult male and female subjects were randomized into two groups. The subject’s teeth were professionally cleaned and then they were instructed to brush their teeth twice a day (morning and evening) for two minutes with their assigned dentifrice and a soft-bristled, manual toothbrush. Examinations for dental plaque, gingivitis, bleeding and pocket depths were repeated after two weeks and four weeks of product use.
Results: Eight (8) subjects complied with the protocol and completed the study. Compared to the 0.3% triclosan/2.0% PVM/MA copolymer/0.243% sodium fluoride dentifrice group, the 2.6% Edathamil dental gel exhibited statistically significant reductions in all measured parameters, respectively, after four weeks of product use.
Conclusion: The overall results of this double-blind clinical study supports the conclusion that a dental gel containing 2.6% Edathamil is efficacious for the control of dental plaque, and that it provides a greater level of efficacy for the control of dental plaque biofilm than does a dentifrice containing 0.3% triclosan/2.0% PVM/MA copolymer/0.243% sodium fluoride.