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Year : 2020  |  Volume : 8  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 277-280

Development and stabilization of pH of pomegranate peel mouthwash in oral hygiene: An experimental study

Department of Swasthavritta & Yoga, Government Ayurved College and Hospital, Nagpur, Maharashtra, India

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Dr. Nikeeta Deokinandan Gupta
Department of Swasthavritta & Yoga, Government Ayurved College and Hospital, Vivekanand Colony, Mama Chowk, Behind Dr. Karlekar Hospital, Gondia, 441601, Maharashtra.
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DOI: 10.4103/JISM.JISM_74_20

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Oral hygiene is the key to one’s healthy life. Maintaining oral hygiene is directly related to the body’s first line of defense mechanism. It maintains both oral and systemic health. Oral microflora plays a very important role in oral hygiene. Oral microbiome is a complex ecosystem of several species of microorganisms such as streptococci, Neisseria, Veillonella, Actinomyces, and other obligate anaerobes. This microbiome is mainly affected by acidic diet and acidic environment of the oral cavity. Poor oral hygiene decreases the rate of survival of oral microbiome and causes dental caries, periodontal diseases, halitosis, oral pain, and discomfort. Globally, the prevalence of oral diseases is an increasing burden on the health sector and the economic sector. Research on oral diseases states that it affects around 3.5 billion people. It generally affects the poor and socially disadvantaged members of society. Therefore, it has been necessary to develop a mouthwash to reduce oral disorders through Ayurveda. It is developed by using powder of the pomegranate peel and by maintaining its pH. Further, it is analyzed for its organoleptic property to standardize the principles of Ayurveda. On the basis of these properties, it seems to be effective in the maintenance of oral hygiene and can reduce the chances of oral diseases. Preparation of mouthwash with this method is very easy and can be used by every socio-economic strata of society without any complication. Hence, using this mouthwash is recommended.

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