Evaluation of Extrinsic Stain Removing Efficacy of Snowdent Whitening Multifunction Toothpaste
Aim: To clinically evaluate the extrinsic stain removing efficacy and any adverse effects of Snowdent whitening toothpaste and also to observe other benefits offered by the toothpaste during the course of the clinical study. Materials and methodology: This was a 6-week clinical study of systemically and periodontally healthy subjects. At baseline Lobenstein Index, Plaque index and gingival index were recorded. All subjects brushed with Snowdent toothpaste for 1 minute twice daily. Stains, Gingiva and plaque examinations were recorded at week 2, week 4, week 6 to measure treatment differences, the safety and efficacy and other beneficial effects offered by the toothpaste. Results: Compared to baseline scores, there were statistically significant reductions in Lobene composite stain scores at 2-week (p<0.001), 4-week (p<0.001) and 6-week (p<0.001). Also plaque and gingival scores had revealed statistically significant reduction from the baseline to week 6 (p<0.001). Conclusion: There was a significant decrease in discoloration of the teeth in subjects treated with Snowdent toothpaste. The overall response to the treatment in terms of oral hygiene and stain removal was effective with no observed side effects.
Nagappa Guttiganur, Archana Devanoorkar, Shireen Mulla and Shivanand Aspalli