EFFECT OF 12.5% VIRGIN COCONUT OIL (COCOS NUCIFERA) MOUTHWASH ON PLAQUE INDEX OF FIXED PROSTHETIC DENTURE USERS


Leo Saputra, Farisza Gita, Ratna Sari Dewi

Abstract


Objective: To find out the difference in the plaque index scores of FPD users before and after using a 12.5% VCO mouthwash.

Methods: The plaque index measurement of an abutment tooth was taken on 40 subjects with FPD in both test and control groups. Subjects used a 12.5% VCO mouthwash or aquades twice a day for 4 days after brushing their teeth. Statistical analysis of the measurement result of the plaque index scores before and after using the coconut oil mouthwash was done using the Wilcoxon test.

Results: There is a statistically significant difference in the plaque index scores of FPD users before and after using the 12.5% VCO mouthwash with a statistically significant decrease in plaque index scores among restoration margin locations and tooth brushing habits, but not among age and gender groups.

Conclusion: Using a 12.5% VCO mouthwash may decrease the plaque index of fixed prosthetic denture users.

Keywords


Fixed prosthetic denture, Plaque index, Virgin coconut oil

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Title

EFFECT OF 12.5% VIRGIN COCONUT OIL (COCOS NUCIFERA) MOUTHWASH ON PLAQUE INDEX OF FIXED PROSTHETIC DENTURE USERS

Keywords

Fixed prosthetic denture, Plaque index, Virgin coconut oil

DOI

10.22159/ijap.2017.v9s2.11

Date

01-01-2018

Additional Links

Manuscript Submission

Journal

International Journal of Applied Pharmaceutics
Vol. 9, Special Issue 2 (Dec.), 2017 Page: 41-44

Online ISSN

0975-7058

Authors & Affiliations

Leo Saputra
Department of Prosthodontics, Faculty of Dentistry, Universitas Indonesia, Jakarta, Indonesia

Farisza Gita
Department of Prosthodontics, Faculty of Dentistry, Universitas Indonesia, Jakarta, Indonesia
Indonesia

Ratna Sari Dewi
Department of Prosthodontics, Faculty of Dentistry, Universitas Indonesia, Jakarta, Indonesia


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