Awareness on Herbal Mouthwash among Dental Students
Journal of Pharmaceutical Research International,
Background: Plaque is the main factor responsible for dental diseases such as dental caries, gingivitis, and periodontitis. Dentists play a vital role in the maintenance of oral hygiene and prescribing mouthwash of plaque control agents is of greater value. This study carried out the awareness of herbal mouthwash among dental students and knows about the herbal mouthwash in detail
Aim: The aim of the study is to assess the awareness of herbal mouthwash among Dental students.
Materials and Methods: This study was conducted by assessing responses to 10 selected questions related to herbal mouthwash through a survey planet among 100 dental students. The results were studied and analyzed.
Results: In this present survey, Awareness of dental students related to herbal mouth wash, only 67% answered only peppermint oil is used in herbal mouth wash. While 9% said it has only cinnamon oil and 3% of them said it has lavender oil and 21% answered it has all of the essential oil mentioned. About 8% of the students said herbal mouthwash only has antibacterial effects. While 12% answered for antimicrobial effect, 6% answered for anti-inflammatory effect and the rest of 24% of the students said it has an antibacterial, antimicrobial, and anti-inflammatory effect.
Conclusion: Awareness on herbal mouthwash for general oral health among dental students is still below the satisfactory level. Awareness of the herbal mouthwash for maintaining good oral hygiene needs to be enhanced among dental students.
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