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J Res Dent Sci 2018, 15(3): 145-150 Back to browse issues page
Comparison the effects of SILCA herbal and Crest7 Complete toothpastes on reduction of microbial plaque
N Esfahanizadeh Dr , F Mortezaee Dr, F Sodeif Dr, N Valaii Eng
associate prof, Department of Periodontics, Islamic Azad University, Dental Branch-Iran. , n_esfahanizadeh@yahoo.com
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 Background and Aim: Mechanical, intermittent and precise microbial plaque is one of the main stages of chronic periodontal disease treatment. Due to the increasing use of herbal toothpaste, this study was conducted to compare the effects of Crest 7 Complete with Silca herbal toothpaste.  
Materials and Methods: In this cross-over clinical trial study, 60 dental students (14 males and 46 females) with a mean age of 25.38 ± 1.58 were selected. The plaque index was recorded, scaling and prophylaxis was done. The toothpastes (Silca and Colgate) were randomly assigned to individuals. After 14 days, the plaque index was registered. Scaling and prophylaxis were performed again and the second toothpaste was given. Changes in plaque index were analyzed by Mann-U-Whitney and Wilcoxon tests.
 Results: Plaque index for the Crest was 0.91 ± 0.23 and for the Silca was 0.85 ± 0.20 and the difference was not statistically significant ( p< 0.4).The changes in dental plaque for the Crest toothpaste was 0. 81 and for the Silca toothpaste was 0.76, the changes were not statistically significant ( p< 0.4). Within each group, Crest and Silca toothpaste reduced dental plaque respectively from 1.67 to 0.91 (48.5 percent) and from 1.65 to 0.85 (51.5% ) that the changes were statistically significant( p<0.02).
Conclusion: Silca herbal toothpaste similar to the Complete crest 7 is effective in controlling dental plaque. and has taste preferance for users.
 

 
Keywords: dental plaque, toothpaste, oral hygiene, herbal
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Esfahanizadeh N, Mortezaee F, Sodeif F, Valaii N. Comparison the effects of SILCA herbal and Crest7 Complete toothpastes on reduction of microbial plaque. J Res Dent Sci. 2018; 15 (3) :145-150
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