Effect of Jaftex and Chlorhexidine Mouthwashes on Oral Microorganism: A Comparative Study
Introduction: One of the effective ways to reduce the number of microbes in the oral environment is the use of mouthwashes. This study aimed to compare the effect of the Jaftex and Chlorhexidine (CHX) mouthwashes on oral microorganisms.
Materials and Methods: In this double-blind clinical trial study, the study population was a group consisting of 44 dental students in Ahvaz Jundishapur University of Medical Sciences. At first, before the intervention, the saliva of volunteers was collected and sent to the lab for counting the number of microbial colonies. Students were randomly divided into two groups: A and B. In group A (n=22), the participants received Jaftex mouthwash and in group B (n=22), the participants were given CHX mouthwash. They were asked to use mouthwashes for one week, twice a day, under certain conditions. After one week, the volunteers’ saliva samples were collected and sent to the laboratory. The collected data were analyzed by using T-test and the significance level was considered to be less than 0.05.
Results: The results of this study showed that the Jaftex mouthwash (Group A) significantly reduced the number of microorganisms (p=0.005). The CHX mouthwash (Group B) also reduced significantly the number of microorganisms in the mouth (p<0.001). The comparison between the two groups showed that the mean number of microorganisms in group B was lower than group A, but this difference was not significant.
Conclusion: The Jaftex mouthwash reduces the number of microorganisms in the mouth, but it has a less antimicrobial effect compared to CHX. The Jaftex is recommended as an anti-bacterial mouthwash.