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Dental Journal (Majalah Kedokteran Gigi)

ISSN 1978-3728

Vol. 47 / No. 3 / Published : 2014-09

TOC : 7, and page :153 - 157

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Original Article :

Effect of siwak (salvadora persica) traditional toothbrush on the accumultated dental plaque

Author :

  1. Indra Bramanti*1
  2. Iwa Sutardjo RS*2
  3. Navilatul Ula*3
  4. Muhammmad Isa*4
  1. Departemen Ilmu Kedokteran Gigi Anak, Fakultas Kedokteran Gigi Universitas Gadjah Mada, Yogyakarta - Indonesia
  2. Departemen Ilmu Kedokteran Gigi Anak, Fakultas Kedokteran Gigi Universitas Gadjah Mada, Yogyakarta - Indonesia
  3. Departemen Ilmu Kedokteran Gigi Anak, Fakultas Kedokteran Gigi Universitas Gadjah Mada, Yogyakarta - Indonesia
  4. Departemen Ilmu Kedokteran Gigi Anak, Fakultas Kedokteran Gigi Universitas Gadjah Mada, Yogyakarta - Indonesia

Abstract :

Background: Siwak contain of salvadorine with an antiseptic effect. There were many reports about antibacterial effect of siwak on the cariogenic bacterial, pathogen periodontal, and dental plaque accumulation. Purpose: The study was aimed to determine the effect of siwak and siwak toothpaste on accumulated dental plaque in children. Methods: The subjects were 39 teenage children in range of age 12-15 years old, and were divided on 3 groups. Each subject group was asked to brush their teeth 3 times a day using siwak; siwak toothpaste; and toothpaste with no additional substance as control, respectively. After brushing for a week, plaque scoring was performing using Modified Personal Hygiene Performance Index (PHP-M). Data were analysed using one way Anova. Results: The plaque score on Siwak group lower significantly than control group, but there was no significant difference between siwak group and siwak toothpaste group. Conclusion: The study suggested that siwak and siwak toothpaste had the same effect on decreasing plaque accumulation in children. 

Keyword :

Siwak, siwak toothpaste, dental plaque,


References :

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