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Chinese Journal of Dental Research
Chin J Dent Res 15 (2012), No. 1     13. July 2012
Chin J Dent Res 15 (2012), No. 1  (13.07.2012)

Page 49-53, PubMed:22866283

Anti-gingivitis Effects of Acacia arabica-containing Toothpaste
Tangade, Pradeep S. / Mathur, Anmol / Tirth, Amit / Kabasi, Soumik
Objective: To evaluate the anti-plaque and anti-gingivitis properties of Acacia arabicacontaining toothpaste in an adult population.
Methods: Sixty subjects with gingivitis were randomly assigned to a test group (Acacia arabica-containing toothpaste) or control group (regular toothpaste). An analysis of plaque index (PI), gingival index (GI) and bleeding on probing index (BOP%) were carried out at baseline and after 28 days followed by a washout period. After the washout period, the test and control groups were crossed over and the assessments were repeated.
Results: Reductions in PI, GI and BOP% were observed in the test group compared with the control group.
Conclusion: Brushing with Acacia arabica-containing toothpaste may help inhibit gingivitis. It can be recommended for daily oral hygiene procedures.

Keywords: Acacia arabica, dentifrice, plaque, gingivitis