EFFECT OF DASANASAMSKARA CHOORNA FOR DANTADHAVANA IN ORAL HYGIENE
Keywords:Dasanasamskara choorna, dantadhavana, oral hygiene
Oral hygiene is the practice of keeping the mouth and teeth clean to prevent dental problems. Global burden of disease estimates 69% of population with oral diseases. This study ventures at the use of Dasanasamskara choorna in Bhaishajyaratnavali for dantadhavana and its effect in oral hygiene based on Oral Hygiene Index – Simplified score and microbiological examinations. Calcium carbonate, the most common mild abrasives used by modern dentists is the major ingredient of this research medicine in the form of khatika choorna. Other ingredients sunthi, haritaki, musta, khadira, ghanasara, guvaka bhasma, marica, devapuspa, tvak are also effective in prevention of teeth diseases as per classics and researches.
The study was non randomized control trail, conducted in 40 volunteers in age group 18-45 years. 20 consented volunteers with OHI-S poor and fair were selected in study group and 20 volunteers with OHI-S poor and fair were selected in control group using consecutive sampling technique. 5 volunteers were selected by lottery method and their saliva were taken and sent for microbiological examinations (total bacteria count and Streptococcus mutans count). For the study group, Dasanasamskara choorna was given and for the control group particular toothpaste accepted by Indian Dental Association was provided. Both groups were advised to do regular brushing for 2 minutes twice a day for one month. OHI-S of 40 volunteers was assessed on 0th, 15th & 31st day. Microbiological examinations of 5 volunteers selected by lottery method from both groups taken were repeatedly done on 0th, 15th, 31st days. The results were analyzed statistically within groups considering the outcome variables OHI-S and microbiological examination of saliva using Wilcoxon signed rank test and between groups using Mann-Whitney Test. This study is significantly effective in improving oral hygiene.
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