Comparative Effect of Chewing Sticks and Toothbrushing on Plaque Removal and Gingival Health

This study has been completed.
Sponsor:
Information provided by:
Taibah University
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT01336179
First received: April 6, 2011
Last updated: May 31, 2011
Last verified: April 2011
  Purpose

The purpose of the proposed study is to compare the effect of chewing sticks (Miswak) and the toothbrushes on plaque removal and gingival health.


Condition Intervention
Plaque Induced Gingivitis
Procedure: Salvadora persica
Procedure: Toothbrush

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Safety/Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Single Blind (Investigator)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: The Efficacy of the Miswak Chewing Sticks (Salvadora Persica)on Plaque Removal and Gingival Health: Randomised Clinical Trial

Further study details as provided by Taibah University:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Miswak is useful for removing plaque and preventing gingivitis [ Time Frame: 6 weeks ] [ Designated as safety issue: Yes ]
    Miswak will be compared to toothbrush as a mechanical plaque control device, by calculating plaque index and gingival index scores for participants after 6 weeks of use.


Estimated Enrollment: 18
Study Start Date: March 2011
Study Completion Date: May 2011
Primary Completion Date: April 2011 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: Miswak, dental plaque and gingivitis Procedure: Salvadora persica
twice daily use, two minutes interval
Active Comparator: Toothbrush, dental plaque and gingivitis Procedure: Toothbrush
Twice daily use two minutes interval

Detailed Description:

Dental plaque removal is essential in maintaining oral health. Methods for oral hygiene vary from country to country and from culture to culture. The use of a wood stick (miswak or chewing stick) for brushing the teeth is considered an important tool for oral hygiene care in many Afro-Asian communities. The aim of the study is to compare the effect of the chewing stick (miswak), and toothbrushing on plaque removal and gingival health. The participants comprise 18 healthy Saudi Arabian male volunteers aged 21 to 30 years, at Taibah University in Saudi Arabia. The study was designed as a single, blind, randomized split-mouth study. Professional tooth cleaning was conducted, and after six weeks use of either the miswak or toothbrush on each quadrant, modified plaque and gingival indices, were recorded.

  Eligibility

Ages Eligible for Study:   20 Years to 30 Years
Genders Eligible for Study:   Male
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Healthy individuals
  • presence of at least 14 teeth

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Subjects on medications (antiinflammatory or antibiotics)
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Locations
Saudi Arabia
Faculty of Dentistry Taibah University
Almadinah, Saudi Arabia, 04
Sponsors and Collaborators
Taibah University
Investigators
Principal Investigator: Tareq AS Abu Saleh, MSc, MRD Assistant professor in Periodontics, Taibah University
  More Information

No publications provided

Responsible Party: Dr Tareq Abu Saleh, Department of Preventive Dental Sciences, Faculty of Dentistry, Taibah University
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01336179     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: UTFD201127021
Study First Received: April 6, 2011
Last Updated: May 31, 2011
Health Authority: Saudi Arabia: Ministry for Higher Education

Keywords provided by Taibah University:
gingivitis
dental plaque
oral hygiene
toothbrush
chewing sticks

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Gingivitis
Gingival Diseases
Periodontal Diseases
Mouth Diseases
Stomatognathic Diseases

ClinicalTrials.gov processed this record on August 18, 2014