Thursday, August 09, 2018 by Rhonda Johansson
A 24-hour plaque re-growth, double-blind, randomized crossover trial supported preliminary findings that a mouthwash containing natural extracts was better at maintaining oral hygiene than standard chemicals. Authors of the study, which was published in BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine, concluded that their results suggest an alternative means for people to control dental plaque and improve their oral health without resorting to potentially toxic chemical mouthwashes.
The researchers concluded that natural mouthwashes containing green tea and Miswak promote oral health better than chemical varieties. Further, the effects of chlorhexidine are insubstantial and are similar to placebo washes.
Read the full text of the study at this link.
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Abdulbaqi, H., Himratul-Aznita, W., and Baharuddin, N. EVALUATION OF SALVADORA PERSICA L. AND GREEN TEA ANTI-PLAQUE EFFECT: A RANDOMIZED CONTROLLED CROSSOVER CLINICAL TRIAL. BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine; 2016, 16:493. DOI: 10.1186/s12906-016-1487-0