Evaluation of the Safety and Efficacy of Complete Care Herbal Toothpaste in Controlling Dental Plaque, Gingival Bleeding and Periodontal Diseases
|Pralhad S Patki1*, Madhumita Mazumdar2, Swapan Majumdar3 and Aritra Chatterjee3|
|1Head-Medical Services & Clinical Trials, R&D Center, The Himalaya Drug Company, Makali, Bangalore, India|
|2Head-Medical Services, The Himalaya Drug Company, Bangalore, India|
|3Head, Dept of Oral Medicine, Diagnosis & Radiology, Dr. R. Ahmed Dental College & Hospital, Kolkata-14, India|
|Corresponding Author :||Pralhad S Patki, M.D
Head - Medical Services & Clinical Trials R&D Center
The Himalaya Drug Company
Bangalore-562 123, India
Fax: 91 08023714471
E-mail: [email protected]
|Received May 07, 2013; Accepted June 24, 2013; Published July 01, 2013|
|Citation: Mazumdar M, Chatterjee A, Majumdar S, Chandrika M, Patki PS (2013) Evaluation of the Safety and Efficacy of Complete Care Herbal Toothpaste in Controlling Dental Plaque, Gingival Bleeding and Periodontal Diseases. J Homeop Ayurv Med 2:124. doi: 10.4172/2167-1206.1000124|
|Copyright: © 2013 Mazumdar M, 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.|
Aim: The aim of the study is evaluation of safety and efficacy of complete Care Herbal Toothpaste in controlling dental plaque, gingival bleeding and periodontal diseases.
Materials and methods: A hundred subjects of both sex with dental plaque and other dental problems in the age group of 18-60 years, who willing gave informed written consent, were included in the study. All the subjects were given Complete Care Herbal Toothpaste and advised to brush the teeth twice daily for 6 weeks and to come for follow up visits at 2nd week, 4th week and 6th week. Improvement in plaque index, oral hygiene status and gingival index was evaluated in these patients.
Results: Ninety-two out of hundred subjects who were included in the trial completed till the six weeks of followup, there was significance of p<0.05 reduction in gingival index, plaque index, bleeding index and overall response in individuals with plaque. No clinically significant adverse reactions, were reported or observed, during the entire study period and overall compliance to the treatment was excellent. Therefore, Complete Care Herbal Toothpaste is effective and safe against gingivitis, plaque, bleeding of gums and other oral problems.
Conclusion: The effectiveness of Complete Care Herbal Toothpaste was evaluated in subjects with plaque. At the end of the study, Complete Care Herbal Toothpaste showed significant reduction in gingival index, plaque index, bleeding index and overall improvement towards the oral problems of the subjects included in the study. A significant symptomatic relief was seen after treatment for 6 weeks with Complete Care Herbal Toothpaste. No clinically significant adverse reactions, were reported or observed, during the entire study period and overall compliance to the treatment was good.