Research on comparative evaluation of a commercially available herbal and non-herbal dentifrice on dental plaque and gingivitis in children


Sushma Srinivasa*, Bhojraj Nandlal and Srilatha K. T.

Gingivitis is common in all age groups and is thought to be a non-specific inflammatory reaction to a complex indigenous microbiota. Studies indicate that the prevalence of gingivitis increases during early teenage years. Supragingival plaque control is an effective method of controlling gingivitis. Undoubtedly, the most widely practiced form of oral hygiene is tooth brushing with a dentifrice.

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