The Comparison Between Dental Plaque Score Before and After Gargling with Tongra Original Honey 5% Solution (Study of Student in Dentistry of Syiah Kuala University)Zulfan M. Alibasyah,1 Sunnati1, Dewi Saputri2 and Vivi Alviana2
1Departement of Periodontology, Faculty of Dentistry, University of Syiah Kuala, Banda Aceh, Indonesia.
2Student of Dentistry Faculty, University of Syiah Kuala, Banda Aceh, Indonesia.
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Abstract: Dental plaque is a yellow-grayish substance which contains bacteria and attachment on tooth hard surface, including on restoration. Dental plaque can causes dental caries and periodontal disease. Dental plaque accumulation can easily formed if there is no adequate dental plaque control. Dental plaque control can be done mechanically with scaling, root planing, tooth brushing, and the use of dental floss. Dental plaque control chemically can be done by using mouth rinse, one of them with Tongra original honey 5% solution. The purpose of this study was to observe the difference between dental plaque score before and after gargling with Tongra original honey 5% solution. This study was experimental clinical study. Subjects of this study were 54 people, consisted of students in Dentistry of Syiah Kuala University which corresponding to inclusion criteria. On the first day, study was done by examining plaque score using O’Leary palque index, then subjects were given Tongra original honey 5% solution with using instruction. Gargling process by using Tongra original honey 5% solution was done for six days. On the sixth day, subjects were re-examined for final plaque score. Data were analyzed by using Wilcoxon test. Statistic analysis result showed that there was a significat difference between dental plaque score befor and after gargling with Tongra original honey 5% solution with p-value=0,000 (p<0,05). Based on this study result, could be concluded that gargling with Tongra original honey 5% solution effectives to decrease dental plaque score.Keywords: Dental Plaque Score O’Leary; Tongra Original Honey 5% Solution; Back to TOC