The Effect of Commercial Toothpaste Containing Aloe Vera on Dental Plaque and Gingivitis: A Double-Blind Randomized Clinical Trial

Authors

  • Ousama Aziz Ibrahim
  • Ahmed Ali Mohsin
  • Mohammad Hasan Alhammashi
  • Jafar Sadik Jafa

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.37506/ijfmt.v15i2.14862

Keywords:

Aloe vera, Toothpaste, Dental Plaque, Gingivitis.

Abstract

Objectives: Aloe vera is a medical plant which has the greater medicinal value and enormous properties for
curing and preventing gingivitis and oral diseases. This study aims to evaluate the effect of a commercial
toothpaste containing Aloe vera on the reduction of plaque and gingivitis.
Material and methods: 24 patients diagnosed with generalized gingivitis, randomly divided into 2 groups,
patients in the test group (n=12) used toothpaste containing Aloe vera, and patients in the control group
(n=12) used toothpaste containing fluoride. Plaque Index (PI), Gingival Index (GI), and Bleeding on Probing
(BOP) were assessed at days 0 and 30. Subjects were asked to brush their teeth with the stated toothpaste, twice
a day, for 30 days. the data on toothpaste tubes were masked for both patients and examiner.
Results: All clinical parameters showed a significant reduction on 30th day in both test and control groups,
but no significant differences between groups.
Conclusion: The results of the present study indicate that commercial toothpaste containing Aloe vera did not
show an additional effect on plaque and gingivitis compared to the control fluoridated toothpaste.

Author Biographies

Ousama Aziz Ibrahim

Prof. Head of Dentistry Department/ Al-Manara college of medical sciences , Maysan, Iraq (PhD
Periodontologist

Ahmed Ali Mohsin

Lab Instractor / Al-Manara college of medical sciences , Maysan, Iraq. (BDS)

Mohammad Hasan Alhammashi

Head Assistant
of Dentistry Department/ Al-Manara college of medical sciences , Maysan, Iraq. (MSc Oral Histology)

Jafar Sadik Jafa

Student at Fifth Academic Year, Misan University, Maysan, Iraq

Published

2021-03-24

How to Cite

Ousama Aziz Ibrahim, Ahmed Ali Mohsin, Mohammad Hasan Alhammashi, & Jafar Sadik Jafa. (2021). The Effect of Commercial Toothpaste Containing Aloe Vera on Dental Plaque and Gingivitis: A Double-Blind Randomized Clinical Trial. Indian Journal of Forensic Medicine & Toxicology, 15(2), 3205-3211. https://doi.org/10.37506/ijfmt.v15i2.14862