Anti calculus repercussion of dentifrice encompassed with 0.5 % zinc citrate tri hydrate- a randomized controlled trial

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Author: 
Raj Mohan, M., Naveen Raj, Sunayana Manipal, Bharathwaj and Sindhu
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Health Sciences
Abstract: 

Introduction: Dentifrices are more extensively used as oral hygiene aids than mouthwashes, so it is enviable to emancipate antiplaque activity from these aids. Aim:A 12 week (3months) anti-calculus randomized controlled trial was conducted to determine the amount of anti-tartar effect by the praxis of Toothpaste with 0.5% of zinc citrate trihydrate. Materials And Methods: The absolute subjects selected for the study was 100.Of which only 60 subjects aged 18 years or more were preferredand were administered with dental prophylaxis. The subjects were originally selected based on amount of calculus, age and sex and were apportioned randomly to a 3month usage period in one of the two treatment groups. These were dentifrice with 0.5% zinc citrate trihydrate and without 0.5% zinc citrate trihydrate. The amount of calculus was deliberated using Volpe Manhold Index. Oral soft tissues were also examined during the furtherance of the study. In the conclusion of the study 60 subjects completed their trial of which 30 used the dentifrice with 0.5% zinc citrate trihydrate and 30 used the dentifrice without0.5% of zinc citrate trihydrate. Analysis: The statistical analysis was done using Independent t test. This study reported to assess the effectiveness of dentifrice containing 0.5% zinc citrate trihydrate for delimitating of plaque growth which was compared between age,gender and baseline calculus, the variable based on the level of the confidence at 95%. Result: The result showed that the mean calculus score in the dentifrice contained zinc citrate trihyrate is 21.27% lower than that of the group which do not contain 0.5% zinc citrate trihydrate. This finding was statistically significant (p<0.03).There were aftermath effects or effect related to the usage of either of dentifrice that is 0.5% zinc citrate trihydrate and dentifrice that do not contain 0.5% of zinc citrate trihyrate.

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