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Havale R, Rao DG, Bemalgi N, Fatima OB, Syeda SS, Tharay N. Comparative Evaluation of Novel Herbal Rice Husk Mouthwash with Kidodent against Streptococcus mutans: A Parallel Double-blinded Randomized Control Trial. Int J Clin Pediatr Dent 2022; 15 (3):356-361.
Aim: The purpose of the study is to evaluate and compare the effectiveness of rice husk extract mouthwash (RHM) and Kidodent mouthwash (KM) for reduction in salivary Streptococcus mutans count.
Materials and methods: After approval from institutional review board and institutional informed consent, 45 children who met the inclusion criteria were divided into three groups. In group A, children received rice husk mouth wash whereas in group B placebo is specified and in group C, intervention being KM. The unstimulated saliva is collected at baseline, 7th, 10th, and 15th days and subjected to microbiological analysis. The data are statistically analyzed using one-way ANOVA and repeated measures analysis of variance (ANOVA).
Results: Rice husk mouthwash showed equivalent, significant, and effective reduction in S. mutans count similar to KM (p < 0.05).
Conclusion: The rice husk mouthwash showed potential therapeutic effect in reduction of S. mutans.
Clinical trial registry india (CTRI No): CTRI/2020/10/028594.
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