Volume : 2
Issue : 3
Online ISSN : 2581-9364
Print ISSN : 2581-9356
Article First Page : 119
Article End Page : 122
Objectives: The study aimed to determine the efficacy of 0.02 Molar solution of Alum and positive control Chlorhexidine mouth rinse of 0.2% in reducing debris and calculus.
Materials and Methods: A Double blind Randomized clinical trial was conducted among school children of two Govt. school; 0.02 Molar solution of Alum was given to one govt. school children and 0.2% of Chlorhexidine mouth rinse children was given to another govt. school. Oral hygiene status was assessed at baseline, 1 month and 2 month using Simplified Oral hygiene Index (OHI-S).
Results: 70 school children in each group completed the study with mean baseline oral hygiene score for Alum group and chlorhexidine group was 4.4093 and 4.4631. After 1 months the oral hygiene score for both the group was 3.137 and 3.0779. Similarly After 2 months the oral hygiene score for both the group was 2.6786 and 2.6312 respectively, representing an improvement in the oral hygiene of school children (P< 0.05).
Conclusion: The Present study showed equal reduction in debris score and calculus score in both Alum group as well as Chlorhexidine group.
Keywords: Alum, Chlorhexidine, Plaque Index, Gingival index,(OHI-S)