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The effect tooth paste containing Kayu Sugi extract on plaque formation

Witjaksono, Widowati and Raja Awang, Raja Azman and Ismail, Nurul Huda and Othman, Siti Hajar (2009) The effect tooth paste containing Kayu Sugi extract on plaque formation. Dental Journal, 42 (1). pp. 21-24. ISSN 0852-9027

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Abstract

Background:Although many researches had revealed the beneficial efect of Kayu Sugi as a chewing stick, study on the efectiveness of its extract in toothpaste is still inadequate.Purpose: The objective of this study was to compare the effect of toothpaste, with and without Kayu Sugi extract on preventing plaque formation. Methods: The study consists of two session which was separated by three days washout period. The subjects were given two types of toothpaste with and without Kayu sugi extract to be used in the first and second session separately. The subjects were polished and plaque score were measured after one hour for the first quadrant, two hours later for the second quadrant and after four hours for the third /fourt quadrant. Subjects were not allowed to eat, drink or rinse during this four hours period. The procedures were repeated for the second session after three days washout period. The plaque score were recorded as absent (code 0) and present (code 1 ), and only labial and palatal/lingual surfaces of each tooth were used for plaque scoring. Result:The study showed that there was no significan difference of the amaunt of plaque formed after polishing using two different toothpastes, with and without Kayu Sugi extract. Conclusion: We concluded that toothpaste with or without Kayu Sugi extract give similar level in preventing plaque formation.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 6008/34263
Uncontrolled Keywords: Kayu Sugi, plaque formation
Subjects: R Medicine > RK Dentistry
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes: Kulliyyah of Dentistry
Depositing User: Assoc Prof Dr Widowati Witjaksono
Date Deposited: 11 Feb 2014 21:30
Last Modified: 12 Feb 2014 10:24
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/34263

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