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Year : 2022  |  Volume : 9  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 84-88

Clinical Study to Evaluate the Anti-Plaque Effect of Neem dantakashtha

1 Department of Swasthavritta and Yoga, All India Institute of Ayurveda, New Delhi, India
2 Department of Swasthavritta and Yoga, National Institute of Ayurveda, (Deemed to be University), Jaipur, Rajasthan, India
3 Consultant Dentist in Department of Shalakya Tantra, National Institute of Ayurveda, NIA Hospital, (Deemed to be University), Jaipur, Rajasthan, India

Correspondence Address:
Pankaj Kumar
Department of Swasthavritta and Yoga, All India Institute of Ayurveda, New Delhi
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/AYUHOM.AYUHOM_35_22

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Introduction: Dental plaque is the community of microorganisms found on a tooth surface as a biofilm, embedded in a matrix of polymers of host and bacterial origin. Progression and buildup of dental plaque can give rise to tooth decay – the localized destruction of the tissues of the tooth by acid produced from the bacterial degradation of fermentable sugar – and periodontal problems such as gingivitis and periodontitis. Aim: The aim of this clinical study is to evaluate the anti-plaque effect of Neem (Azadirachta indica) Dantakastha. Materials and Methods: The present study was an open randomized controlled interventional study wherin 30 apparently health people were participated. Registered volunteers were divided equally into two groups: Group A and Group B. Group A – the control group did not receive any intervention. This group was on its daily dental hygiene routine practice. Group B – the test group was subjected to do two-time toothbrushing with Nimba plant twig for a duration of 1 month. Results: In this study, the plaque index of Silness and Loe was measured before and after the completion of the trial period both in the control and interventional group. There are not any significant changes in Group A (P = 0.5879). There are highly significant changes in intervention Group B (P < 0.0001). Conclusion: Hence, it is concluded that Neem Dantakastha has a good effect as an anti-plaque agent as compared to the control group.

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