Efficacy of Chlorhexidine Varnish In Patients Undergoing Multibracketfixed Orthodontic Treatment: A Controlled Clinical Study

Arjun Sehgal1, Siddarth Shetty2, Ashith M. V2, Nidhin Philip Jose2 and Utkarsh Mangal3

1Consultant Orthodontist 602 Sinchan A wing, New Link Road Andheri west. Opposite star bazaar. 400053, Mumbai.

2Department of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics Manipal College of Dental Sciences, Manipal University Mangalore Karnataka, India.

3Consultant Orthodontist, Jaipur, Rajasthan.

Abstract: During fixed orthodontic treatment, maintenance of a good gingival health is challenging. This necessitates use of prophylactic measures, such as use of fluoridated tooth pastes and application of varnish. Use of chlorhexidine (CHX) varnish, is believed to reduce the bacterial count and have a longer duration of action, by virtue of sustained release. Therefore, the aim of the present study is to assess the clinical effects of chlorhexidine varnish (Cervitec plus) on plaque accumulation and gingival health during multibracketorthodontic treatment.

Keywords: Chlorhexidine Varnish; Gingival Health; Orthodontics; Plaque

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