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

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

April 6, 2011
May 31, 2011
March 2011
April 2011   (final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
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.
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Comparative Effect of Chewing Sticks and Toothbrushing on Plaque Removal and Gingival Health
The Efficacy of the Miswak Chewing Sticks (Salvadora Persica)on Plaque Removal and Gingival Health: Randomised Clinical Trial

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

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.

Interventional
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Allocation: Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Safety/Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Single Blind (Investigator)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Plaque Induced Gingivitis
  • Procedure: Salvadora persica
    twice daily use, two minutes interval
  • Procedure: Toothbrush
    Twice daily use two minutes interval
  • Experimental: Miswak, dental plaque and gingivitis
    Intervention: Procedure: Salvadora persica
  • Active Comparator: Toothbrush, dental plaque and gingivitis
    Intervention: Procedure: Toothbrush
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Completed
18
May 2011
April 2011   (final data collection date for primary outcome measure)

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Healthy individuals
  • presence of at least 14 teeth

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Subjects on medications (antiinflammatory or antibiotics)
Male
20 Years to 30 Years
Yes
Contact information is only displayed when the study is recruiting subjects
Saudi Arabia
 
NCT01336179
UTFD201127021
Yes
Dr Tareq Abu Saleh, Department of Preventive Dental Sciences, Faculty of Dentistry, Taibah University
Taibah University
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Principal Investigator: Tareq AS Abu Saleh, MSc, MRD Assistant professor in Periodontics, Taibah University
Taibah University
April 2011

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