Journal of Conservative Dentistry

ORIGINAL ARTICLE
Year
: 2017  |  Volume : 20  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 174--179

Calotropis gigantea extract as a potential anticariogenic agents against Streptococcus mutans: An in vivo comparative evaluation


Meenakshi Sharma1, Sandeep Tandon1, Ullal Anand Nayak2, Damodhar Kappadi2, Ambika Singh Rathore1, Anil Goyal1 
1 Department of Pedodontics and Preventive Dentistry, Government Dental College, Jaipur, Rajasthan, India
2 Department of Pedodontics and Preventive Dentistry, NIMS Dental College, NIMS University, Jaipur, Rajasthan, India

Correspondence Address:
Meenakshi Sharma
Department of Pedodontics and Preventive Dentistry, Government Dental College, Jaipur, Rajasthan
India

Objective: The current study was intended to evaluate and compare the in vivo efficacy of Calotropis gigantea mouth rinse as anticariogenic agents with 0.2% chlorhexidine and Listerine mouth rinse. Materials and Methods: An experimental crossover study was conducted on sixty school children aged 14–15 years. Participants were divided into three Groups A, B, and C. In all children, baseline unstimulated saliva samples were collected and assessed for Streptococcus mutans counts. The study was conducted in three phases; each phase lasted for 8 days separated by a washout period of 15 days in between them. Groups A, B, and C were treated with 0.2% chlorhexidine, Listerine and C. gigantea extract mouth rinses, respectively, in the Phase I and assessed for salivary S. mutans counts. Subsequently, mouth rinses were crossed over as dictated by the Latin square design in Phase II and III. Results and Conclusion: All the three mouth rinses have individually shown a statistically significant reduction in the salivary S. mutans counts.


How to cite this article:
Sharma M, Tandon S, Nayak UA, Kappadi D, Rathore AS, Goyal A. Calotropis gigantea extract as a potential anticariogenic agents against Streptococcus mutans: An in vivo comparative evaluation.J Conserv Dent 2017;20:174-179


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Sharma M, Tandon S, Nayak UA, Kappadi D, Rathore AS, Goyal A. Calotropis gigantea extract as a potential anticariogenic agents against Streptococcus mutans: An in vivo comparative evaluation. J Conserv Dent [serial online] 2017 [cited 2020 Aug 13 ];20:174-179
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