Evaluation of mouthwash containing anthocyanin extract for the control of dental plaque formation and gingivitis in orthodontic patients

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Jittida Panich
Peerapong Santiwong
Rochaya Chintavalakorn
Salunya Tancharoen


Objective: To evaluate the effect of mouthwash containing anthocyanin extract for controlling dental plaque formation and gingivitis in orthodontic patients.

Materials and Methods: Patients treated with orthodontic fixed appliance were assigned to use anthocyanin mouthwash (n=7) and sterile water (n=7). Initially, all of the participants received a prophylaxis and instructions on how to brush and floss. Measurements were recorded for Plaque indices (PI) and Gingival indices (GI) before and after intervention. Mean PI and GI scores were compared statistically between the groups and within groups using independent t-test and paired t-test. The significance level was set at p<0.05. 

Results: The PI and GI scores after receiving the intervention in the anthocyanin mouthwash group were significantly lower compared to the control group (p<0.05).  Within the group, PI and GI scores for the anthocyanin mouthwash group significantly reduced (p<0.05) after using mouthwash.

Conclusion: This study shows that the use of anthocyanin mouthwash can reduce the amount of plaque and gingivitis in patients undergoing orthodontic treatment.


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Panich J, Santiwong P, Chintavalakorn R, Tancharoen S. Evaluation of mouthwash containing anthocyanin extract for the control of dental plaque formation and gingivitis in orthodontic patients. M Dent J [Internet]. 2023 Oct. 24 [cited 2023 Nov. 28];43(suppl):S149-S156. Available from: https://he02.tci-thaijo.org/index.php/mdentjournal/article/view/264768
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