Evaluation of Redox Potential of Herbal Toothpastes: An in-vitro Study
Chaithra Lakshmi V1*, Nishmitha Hegde2, Nidarsh D Hegde3, Suchetha Kumari4, Mithra N Hegde5, Nireeksha Shetty6
Journal Title: Journal of Dental Health and Oral Research
Aim: To evaluate the reducing potential of herbal toothpastes in comparison with a non-herbal toothpaste.
Methodology: In-vitro analysis was conducted among seven herbal toothpaste groups (numbered from 1-7) and one non-herbal toothpaste (group 8). The toothpastes were diluted with distilled water, filtered, and the clear solution was taken as a test sample. Evaluation of reducing potential was done by Dinitrophenylhydrazine (DNPH) method. The results were obtained using the ANOVA test.
Result: Group 3 (Dabur dant rakshak) of the herbal tooth pastes showed the highest reducing potential with a mean value of 4.46 followed by group 5 (Patanjali Dantkanti), group 2 (Dabur red gel), group 1 (Dabur Red toothpaste), group 6 (Colgate Swarna Vedshakti), group 4 (Dabur babool ayurvedic), group 7 (Dabur meswak) and the least mean value was observed in non- herbal group 8 (Colgate Strong teeth).
Clinical Significance: The imbalance between antioxidants and free radicals leads to pathologies in the oral cavity such as dental caries, periodontitis, oral mucosal lesions including some pre-cancerous and cancerous lesions. The medicated toothpastes containing herbal products with increasing redox potential and decreasing free radical activities would be beneficial in enhancing oral health.