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The Effect of Brushing With Salvadorapersica (Miswak) Sticks on Salivary Streptococcus Mutants and Plaque Level in Children: A Clinical Trial

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Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : October 24, 2019
Last Update Posted : October 24, 2019
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Heba sabbagh, King Abdulaziz University

Brief Summary:


to evaluate the effect of brushing with Salvadora persica (Miswak) on streptococcus mutants compared to brushing with fluoridated tooth paste (FTP) in children.


A total of 94 healthy children (8 years old) from an elementary governmental school in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia were grouped to Miswak and FTP groups. They were assessed for their salivary level of mutans streptococci species, and lactobacillus at the baseline and three weeks after brushing. Caries level using DMFT/dmft, and plaque amount using Greene Vermillion simplified oral hygiene index were recorded.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Plaque, Dental Combination Product: brushing Phase 3

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 70 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Double (Investigator, Outcomes Assessor)
Primary Purpose: Prevention
Official Title: The Effect of Brushing With Salvadorapersica (Miswak) Sticks on Salivary Streptococcus Mutants and Plaque Level in Children: A Clinical Trial
Actual Study Start Date : October 2016
Actual Primary Completion Date : October 2017
Actual Study Completion Date : June 2018

Arm Intervention/treatment
Experimental: Salvadora persica
brush teeth with Salvadora persica "Miswak"
Combination Product: brushing
mechanical and chemical plaque removal

Active Comparator: tooth brush
brush with fluoridated tooth paste
Combination Product: brushing
mechanical and chemical plaque removal

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. green and vermillion [ Time Frame: 4 months ]
    plaque level

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Ages Eligible for Study:   8 Years to 9 Years   (Child)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   Male
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Healthy children
  • age from 8 to 9
  • parents signed the consent form they attended morning session for brushing

Exclusion Criteria:

  • medical compromised children
  • parents did not sign the consent form Did not attend morning session
Publications automatically indexed to this study by Identifier (NCT Number):
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Responsible Party: Heba sabbagh, assistant professor, King Abdulaziz University Identifier: NCT04137393    
Other Study ID Numbers: 006-16
First Posted: October 24, 2019    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: October 24, 2019
Last Verified: October 2019

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Studies a U.S. FDA-regulated Drug Product: No
Studies a U.S. FDA-regulated Device Product: No
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Dental Plaque
Dental Deposits
Tooth Diseases
Stomatognathic Diseases