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Effect of herbal mouthrinsein dental ultrasonic scalers among Indians



Ankita Agrawal1, Shilpa Keerthipati2, Sudhalatha Sreerama3, Deepika Singla4*, Sonu Acharya5, DhavalNiranjan Mehta6, Santosh Kumar7&Kapil Paiwal8




1Department of Conservative and Endodontics,Buddha Institute of Dental Sciences and Hospital, Patna, Bihar, India; 2Department of Orthodontics, Gitam Dental College and Hospital, Visakhapatnam, India; 3Gitam Dental College and Hospital, Visakhapatnam, India; 4Department of Conservative Dentistry &Endodontics, DeshBhagat Dental College & Hospital, MandiGobindgarh, Punjab, India; 5Department  of Pediatric and Preventive Dentistry, Institute of Dental Sciences, SikshaAnusandhan(Deemed to be)University,Bhubaneswar, India; 6Department of Oral Medicine and Radiology, Narsinbhai Patel Dental College and Hospital,  Sankalchand Patel University,  Visnagar, Gujarat, India; 7Department of Periodontology,Karnavati School of Dentistry,  Karnavati University,  Gandhinagar, Gujarat,  India; 8Department of Oral & Maxillofacial Pathology, Daswani Dental College& Research Center, Kota, India. *Corresponding author; Communicated by Vini Mehta E-mail:vinip.mehta@gmail.com



AnkitaAgrawal - E-mail:agrawalankita008@gmail.com; Phone: +919006284360

ShilpaKeerthipati- E-mail:vuppalapaty@gmail.com; Phone: +91 83066 44760

SudhalathaSreerama- E-mail:drsudhalatha@gmail.com; Phone: +91 95810 09466

Deepika Singla- E-mail: dsingla2810@gmail.com; Phone:+91 9888624200

SonuAcharya- E-mail:sonu_ain@yahoo.com; Phone:+9199377 93095

DhavalNiranjan Mehta - E-mail:drdhaval80@gmail.com; Phone: +91 98255 28915

SantoshKumar - E-mail: drsantoshkumar2004@gmail.com; Phone: +91 7802800375

KapilPaiwal - E-mail: drpaiwal@gmail.com; Phone: +918000675259


Article Type

Research Article



Received November 1, 2023; Revised November 30, 2023; Accepted November 30, 2023, Published November 30, 2023



The use of herbal mouthrinse is gaining momentum in recent years. Therefore, it is of interest to evaluate the effect of 2 herbal mouthrinse (curcumin, cinnamon) in comparison with2 conventional mouthrinse (povidone iodine, chlorhexidine) when used as coolant in dental ultrasonic scalers. Hence, 200 participants were included in this study. Analysis of gingival index, periodontal index at baseline and one month follow up was completed. The inhibitory effects of both conventional and herbal mouthrinse in gingival health are similar. However, cinnamon and curcumin owing to its minimal adverse effects and low cost is useful as an alternative to chlorhexidine for reducing bacterial load in dental aerosols produced due to ultrasonic scalers.



Chlorhexidine, povidone iodine, cinnamon extract, curcumin, ultrasonic coolant, reduction, bacterial load and dental aerosols



Agrawal et al. Bioinformation 19(11): 1104-1110 (2023)


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P Kangueane






Biomedical Informatics



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