Ayser Najah Mohammed



  • Research   
    Efficacy of Oregano Essential Oil Mouthwash in Reducing Oral Halitosis: A Randomized, Double-Blind Clinical Trial
    Author(s): Mohamed Saeed M Ali and Ayser Najah Mohammed*

    Background: Halitosis is an unpleasant condition affecting people of all ages that can have negative impact on their social life. Aim: to evaluate the efficacy of mouthwash containing oregano essential oil in the reduction of oral halitosis compared to Chlorhexidine and distilled water. Methods: A randomized, double-blind, parallel clinical trial was conducted on 54 dental students with oral halitosis. They were randomly allocated into 3 groups (Oregano, Chlorhexidine and placebo) and instructed to rinse with 15 ml of the assigned mouthwash twice daily for 7 days. Halitosis was measured using two organoleptic methods and BANA (N-benzoyl-DL-arginine-naphthylamide) test at baseline and after 7 days. Results: Both Chlorhexidine and Oregano Groups showed significant reduction of Organoleptic tongue and floss scores and BANA test scores after 7 days while no significant.. Read More»

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