Evaluation of the Efficacy of G32 (Commercially Available Ayurvedic Preparation) in Reducing Halitosis – A Randomized Controlled TrialCorrespondence Address :
Dr. Snehal Patil,
Assistant Professor, Department of Public Health Dentistry, School of Dental Sciences,
Krishna Institute of Medical Sciences Deemed University, Karad-415110, Western Maharashtra, India.
Introduction: Oral malodour is a social malady affecting people of all the age groups. Effective management of oral malodour is the key to improve the quality of life of such people.
Aim: To evaluate the effectiveness of ayurvedic medication, G32 in controlling oral malodour and comparing the effects with Chlorhexidine (CHX).
Materials and Methods: This was a single blind randomized controlled trial with parallel study design conducted at a hospital in the city of Udupi in Southern India. A total of 40 patients suffering with oral malodour, aged 17-35 years, were included in this trial. After inclusion into the study, the subjects were examined twice, with a one-week interval between both examinations. Volatile Sulphur Compounds (VSCs), gingival, plaque and tongue coating scores were assessed at both examinations. Subjects were randomly allocated to G32 group – ayurvedic formulation (intervention group) and Chx group (control group), and were provided with the respective formulations enough to be used twice daily for a period of one week. The difference between the mean scores of VSCs, plaque, and gingivitis and tongue coating were compared within the intervention and control groups, respectively, using paired t-test.
Results: Both test and control groups showed a significant reduction in VSCs, plaque and gingivitis levels. The percentage reductions in VSCs, plaque and gingivitis were found to be similar among the two groups. There was no significant difference between the preintervention and postintervention scores in both the groups.
Conclusion: G32, an ayurvedic medication, can be an effective tool to deal with oral malodour.
Chlorhexidine, Oral malodour, Volatile sulphur compounds
Snehal Patil, Shashidhar Acharya, Siddhi Hathiwala, Deepak kumar Singhal, Samuel Raj Srinivasan, Sachin Khatri. EVALUATION OF THE EFFICACY OF G32 (COMMERCIALLY AVAILABLE AYURVEDIC PREPARATION) IN REDUCING HALITOSIS – A RANDOMIZED CONTROLLED TRIAL. Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research [serial online] 2017 September [cited: 2018 Jan 21 ]; 11:ZC79-ZC83. Available from
Date of Submission: Feb 08, 2017
Date of Peer Review: Apr 10, 2017
Date of Acceptance: Jun 29, 2017
Date of Publishing: Sep 01, 2017
FINANCIAL OR OTHER COMPETING INTERESTS: None.
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