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Gingivitis Reduction Effects by Using Dentifrice Containing Green Tea Extract, Sodium Monofluorophosphate, and Calcium Carbonate
Int J Clin Prev Dent 2019;15(1):56-61
Published online March 30, 2019;
© 2019 International Journal of Clinical Preventive Dentistry.

Ji-Youn Kim1, Mi-Sol Park1, Jung-Eun Park2, Seung-Sook Yang1, Min-Jeong Kim1, Sun-Ae Mok1, Hye-Ji Kim1,2, Chan-Ho Kim3, Ki-Jung Kim3, Ja-Won Cho1,2,4

Departments of 1Oral Health and 2Dental Hygiene, College of Health Science, Dankook University, Cheonan, 3HBD Division, Amorepacific R&D Center, Yongin, 4Department of Preventive Dentistry, College of Dentistry, Dankook University, Cheonan, Korea
Correspondence to: Ja-Won Cho, E-mail:,
Received December 9, 2018; Revised March 4, 2019; Accepted March 9, 2019.
This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial License ( which permits unrestricted non-commercial use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
Objective: This study was carried out to investigate the effect of dentifrice containing green tea extract, sodium monofluorophosphate and calcium carbonate on dental plaque and gingivitis by periodic measurements.
Methods: Oral examination items were measured by papillary marginal attached (PMA) index, Talbott’s gingival index, patient hygiene performance (PHP) index, and Turesky’s plaque index.
Results: PMA index showed statistically significant difference in the control group (p<0.05). Talbott’s gingival index measurements showed statistically significant differences in the control group from 8 weeks after the start of the study (p<0.05). As a result of PHP index measurement, statistically significant differences were observed in the experimental group from the control group after 4 weeks (p<0.01). And Turesky’s plaque index measurement, statistically significant differences were observed in the experimental group from the control group after 4 weeks (p<0.01).
Conclusion: These results suggest that dentifrice with green tea extract, sodium monofluorophosphate and calcium carbonate can be effective in reducing gingivitis and dental plaque.
Keywords : calcium carbonate, catechin, dentifrices, fluorides, gingivitis
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