EFFICACY AND SAFETY OF AYURTEJAS DENTAL PASTE: A CLINICAL STUDY
*Dr. Sunil Kumar, Dr. Lokesh P., Anupama Singh, Dr. S. V. Devasthale, Dr. Arun Gupta
In recent years, there is shift of interest towards herbal products on oral care as these are presumed to be free from harmful chemicals and their effects. Current study evaluated the efficacy and safety of a poly-herbal dentifrice ‘Ayurtejas’ in reducing gingivitis and plaque in comparison to baseline. Material & Method: This was an open label, single arm, mono-centric, 12 weeks clinical study conducted in forty (40) male and female adult subjects between 18-65 years, who were advised to brush two times a day with Ayurtejas. Subjects were followed up at weeks 2, 4, 8 & 12 from baseline. Results were assessed in comparison to baseline. Subject’s self-assessment was recorded in a subject diary. Results & Observation: Thirty-nine (39) subjects completed the study. A significant reduction in gingivitis, halitosis, dental staining, gum bleeding, gum pain, tooth pain and Significant improvement in overall oral hygiene were observed in all the subjects in comparison to baseline. A significant reduction the microbial count and increases in the overall pH of saliva was observed. The improvement in dental quality was also found to be significant as per the DQoL (Dental Quality of Life) questionnaires in comparison to baseline. Overall, the product was well tolerated and assessed to be safe. Conclusion: Ayurtejas helped in reduction of dental problem with usages over a period of 3 months two times daily. It was assessed to be safe and well tolerated.
Keywords: Ayurtejas, Dentifrices, Gingivitis, Plaque, Dental Caries, Dental Stain.
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