Journal: Drug Invention Today

Article Id: JPRS-Pcol-00004514
Title: Comparison of two mouthwashes in relation to perceived dryness
Category: Pharmacology
Section: Research Article
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    Background: Mouthwashes are medicated solutions used for gargling and rinsing. It is used as an adjuvant to mechanical procedures like brushing for removing dental plaque. Dental plaque is the main etiologic agent for the development of oral diseases such as dental caries and periodontal diseases. Mouthwashes have been used for their antimicrobial, anti- inflammatory, antiseptic, and analgesic effect. It is used for treating halitosis, gingivitis, gingival bleeding, removal of oral biofilm, demineralize teeth, and for providing freshness of breath. Along with the beneficial effects of mouth was, its adverse effect must also be taken into consideration. With increased sales of over the counter sales of mouthwashes over the past decade, its adverse effects have become more pronounced. Moreover, there is always an assumption that alcohol-containing mouthwashes have more adverse effects like causing xerostomia compared to non-alcohol containing mouth wash. Hence, the aim of the study to compare the measurement of dry mouth following the use of alcohol-based mouthwash (Listerine Antiseptic) and a non-alcohol-based mouthwash (Colgate Plax) on a healthy individual with normal salivary flow using Bluestone Mouthfeel Questionnaire (BMQ). Material and Methods: Two commercially available mouthwashes with and without alcohol content were given to study participants and were asked to rinse for about 20 ml of solution for 30 min. BMQ was distributed that responses were asked to mark, immediately after rinsing and 1 h post rinsing, and the data were subjected to statistical analysis. Results: The results were inconsistent with both groups and did not have any statistically significant difference. Conclusion: Hence, it was concluded that use of alcoholic mouthwash is not associated with dry mouth when compared to non-alcoholic mouthwash.

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    Author(s) Name:

    Sivesh Sangar1 *, Meenakshi Krishnan2

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    1 Department of General Dentistry, Saveetha Dental College, Saveetha Institute of Medical and Technical Sciences, Saveetha University, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India,

    2 Department of Oral Medicine and Radiology, Saveetha Dental College, Saveetha Institute of Medical and Technical Sciences, Saveetha University, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India

    *Corresponding author: Sivesh Sangar, Department of General Dentistry, Saveetha Dental College, Saveetha Institute of Medical and Technical Sciences, Saveetha University, 162, Poonamallee High Road, Chennai 600077, Tamil Nadu, India.

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    Sivesh Sangar1 *, Meenakshi Krishnan2

    Title:Comparison of two mouthwashes in relation to perceived dryness
    Journal:Drug Invention Today
    Vol(issue):11 (December [ Special Issue 2])
    Year:2019
    Page No: (15-19)
  • Experimental Methods Keywords

    Methodology:Bluestone mouthfeel questionnaire
    Research Materials:mouthwashes

Keywords

Alcohol based Bluestone mouthfeel questionnaire Dry mouth Mouthwash Xerostomia

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