CC BY-NC-ND 4.0 · Eur J Dent 2013; 07(01): 041-047
DOI: 10.1055/s-0039-1698994
Original Article
Dental Investigation Society

Prevention of demineralization around orthodontic brackets using two different fluoride varnishes

Didem Nalbantgil
1   Department of Orthodontics, Faculty of Dentistry, Yeditepe University, Istanbul, TURKIYE
Mehmet Oguz Oztoprak
1   Department of Orthodontics, Faculty of Dentistry, Yeditepe University, Istanbul, TURKIYE
Derya Germec Cakan
1   Department of Orthodontics, Faculty of Dentistry, Yeditepe University, Istanbul, TURKIYE
Kemal Bozkurt
1   Department of Orthodontics, Faculty of Dentistry, Yeditepe University, Istanbul, TURKIYE
Tulin Arun
2   Private Practice, Istanbul, TURKIYE
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Publication Date:
15 October 2019 (online)


Objective: This parallel controlled clinical trial evaluated the effect of a gel containing Lippia sidoides essential oil on plaque and gingivitis control.

Methods: Thirty patients (n=30) were randomly selected and allocated into three groups: Lippia sidoides (LS, n=10), chlorhexidine (CLX, n=10) or placebo (control, n=10). Plaque and bleeding index were recorded at baseline and after three months. All volunteers were instructed to brush with the gel three times a day throughout the experiment period.

Results: There was a significant reduction on plaque and gingivitis in the test groups (P<.05), but no statistically significant difference was observed between them (P<.05).

Conclusion: A gel preparation containing 10% Lippia sidoides essential oil was an efficient herbal antiplaque and antigingivitis agent. (Eur J Dent 2013;7:28-34)


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