Fatimah M Alyami

Department of Basic and Clinical Oral Sciences, Faculty of Dentistry, Saudi Arabia


  • Research   
    The Effects of Commiphora Myrrh Mouthwash Verses Chlorhexidine on Dental Plaque and Gingivitis: A Comparative Study
    Author(s): Reem A Alotaibi, Salwa Aldahlawi and Fatimah M Alyami*

    Introduction: Plaque induced gingivitis is a precursor to periodontitis. Mechanical plaque control alone is insufficient to eliminate dental plaque. Herbal mouthwash can adjunct self-performed plaque control, but clinical effectiveness needs to be evaluated. Aims: To evaluate the effectiveness of Myrrh mouthwash in reducing gingival inflammation and plaque accumulation in comparison with Chlorhexidine. Methods and Methods: Seventy-five patients diagnosed with gingivitis were randomly assigned to two groups (Commiphora Myrrh mouthwash) and (0. 2% Chlorhexidine). Patients were instructed on the use of the mouthwash including quantity, frequency, and duration of use. Gingival index (GI) and plaque control record (PCR) were obtained at pre-treatment and two weeks follow up visit. A feedback questionnaire was used to as.. Read More»

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