The Effect Of The Supervised Use Of Fluoridated Toothpaste On The Gingival Health Of Children 388-389
Rohit Anand, Department of Pedodontics with preventive
dentistry, Sardar Patel Post Graduate Institute of Dental
Sciences., Lucknow (U.P.), INDIA phone no - 07275118066,
Purpose: The present study was envisaged to study the effect of fluoridated toothpaste on the gingival health of children. Materials and Methods: Subjects in the age group of 8 to 10 years were selected for the study, irrespective of their sex and socio economic status. Toothpastes containing 0.38% sodium mono fluorophosphates, 500 PPm fluorides, 0.35% sodiummono fluorophosphates and 458 PPm fluorides were used. The criterion for gingival health scoring was a marginal gingival index. Result: The results of this study showed that the oral health of the child patients improved over a 10 week period by the use fluoridated toothpastes. Conclusion: This study shows that the use of fluoride toothpastes leads to a reduction in the gingival inflammation in children.