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Dental Journal (Majalah Kedokteran Gigi)

ISSN 1978-3728

Vol. 44 / No. 4 / Published : 2011-12

TOC : 1, and page :169 - 172

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Original Article :

Betel leaf toothpastes inhibit dental plaque formation on fixed orthodontic patients

Author :

  1. Rizka Amelia Mayasari *1
  2. Sianiwati Goenharto *2
  3. Ahmad Sjafei *3
  1. Student Faculty of Dentistry, Airlangga University Surabaya - Indonesia
  2. Department of Orthodontic Faculty of Dentistry, Airlangga University Surabaya - Indonesia
  3. Department of Orthodontic Faculty of Dentistry, Airlangga University Surabaya - Indonesia

Abstract :

Background: Brackets, archwires, ligatures, and other fixed orthodontic appliance components complicate the use of conventional oral-hygiene measures. This often results in significant plaque accumulation around the bracket bases. The addition of betel leaf extract in toothpaste is expected to inhibit the growth of dental plaque. Purpose: The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effect of betel leaf toothpaste in inhibiting plaque formation on the fixed orthodontic patients. Methods: This study was done on dental student of Airlangga University aged 18–24 years, have been wearing fixed orthodontic appliances for 1–2 years, have no systemic diseases. The samples were divided into two groups, consisting of 20 samples. First group of samples brushed their teeth with betel leaf toothpaste and the second using placebo. The subjects were instructed to brush their teeth using Scrub method until reaching zero (0) scor of orthodontic plaque index (OPI). Plaque scores were taken again 4 hours after brushing. The statistical analysis was done by using paired t test. Results: The average of accumulated plaque on group that use betel leaf toothpaste was 25.54 and placebo was 41.09. The result showed that there was significant difference in plaque accumulation between the group with betel leaf toothpaste and placebo 4 hours after brushing (p = 0.001). Conclusion: In conclusion, betel leaf toothpaste is effective in inhibiting the dental plaque formation on the fixed orthodontic patients.

Keyword :

Betel leaf toothpaste, dental plaque, fixed orthodontic appliances,


References :

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