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Clinical Study to Compare Dental Plaque Control

This study has been completed.
Information provided by:
Colgate Palmolive Identifier:
First received: September 23, 2008
Last updated: August 8, 2013
Last verified: August 2013
This clinical study was to evaluate the control of dental plaque formation after toothbrushing for 4 days with each of the 4 study toothpastes.

Condition Intervention Phase
Dental Plaque
Drug: Fluoride
Drug: Triclosan/Fluoride
Phase 3

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Crossover Assignment
Masking: Double Blind (Participant, Investigator)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Clinical Study to Compare Dental Plaque Control

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Further study details as provided by Colgate Palmolive:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Dental Plaque Index [ Time Frame: 4-Day ]
    plaque units measured on a scale between 0 to 5. 0 = No plaque; 5 = 2/3 of Tooth covered in plaque.

Enrollment: 29
Study Start Date: September 2007
Study Completion Date: November 2007
Primary Completion Date: November 2007 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Placebo Comparator: Fluoride - A
Fluoride only toothpaste
Drug: Fluoride
Brush two times a day for 4 days.
Other Name: monofluorophosphate
Active Comparator: Total + Whitening toothpaste - B
Triclosan/fluoride toothpaste
Drug: Triclosan/Fluoride
Brush two times daily for 4 days
Other Names:
  • sodium fluoride
  • triclosan
Experimental: Triclosan/fluoride/Amino Acid - C
toothpaste containing amino acid #1
Drug: Triclosan/Fluoride
Brush twice daily for 4 days
Other Names:
  • sodium fluoride
  • triclosan
  • amino acid
Experimental: Triclosan/fluoride/Cavistat -D
toothpaste containing amino acid/bicarbonate
Drug: Triclosan/Fluoride
Brush twice daily for 4 days
Other Names:
  • sodium fluoride
  • triclosan
  • amino acid/bicarbonate

Detailed Description:
Evaluation of dental plaque control for two prototype toothpastes will be determined by comparison to two control toothpastes.

Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 53 Years   (Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Male or female volunteers at least 18 - 53 years of age
  • Good general health
  • Must sign informed consent form
  • Minimum of 20 natural uncrowned teeth (excluding third molars) must be present.
  • No history of allergy to personal care consumer products, or their ingredients, relevant to any ingredient in the test products as determined by the dental/medical professional monitoring the study.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Subjects unable or unwilling to sign the informed consent form.
  • Medical condition which requires pre-medication prior to dental visits/procedures
  • Moderate or advanced periodontal disease or heavy dental tartar (calculus).
  • 2 or more decayed untreated dental sites at screening.
  • Other disease of the hard or soft oral tissues.
  • Impaired salivary function (e.g. Sjogren's syndrome or head and neck irradiation).
  • Use of medications that are currently affecting salivary function
  • Use of antibiotics or antimicrobial drugs within 30 days prior to study visit #1.
  • Pregnant or nursing women.
  • Participation in any other clinical study within 1 week prior to enrollment into this study.
  • Use of tobacco products
  • Subjects who must receive dental treatment during the study dates.
  • Current use of Antibiotics for any purpose.
  • Presence of an orthodontic appliance which interferes with plaque scoring.
  • History of allergy to common dentifrice ingredients.
  • History of allergy to arginine (amino acid)
  • History of allergy to bicarbonate
  • Immune compromised individuals (HIV, AIDS, immuno suppressive drug therapy)
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00758394

United States, New York
Bluestone Center for Clinical Research, NYU College of Dentistry
New York, New York, United States, 10016
Sponsors and Collaborators
Colgate Palmolive
Principal Investigator: Patricia Corby, DDS
  More Information

Responsible Party: William DeVizio/VP - Clinical Research, Colgate Palmolive Identifier: NCT00758394     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: CRO-0907-PLA-14-RR
Study First Received: September 23, 2008
Results First Received: October 16, 2008
Last Updated: August 8, 2013

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Dental Plaque
Dental Deposits
Tooth Diseases
Stomatognathic Diseases
Sodium Fluoride
Anti-Infective Agents, Local
Anti-Infective Agents
Fatty Acid Synthesis Inhibitors
Hypolipidemic Agents
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action
Lipid Regulating Agents
Cariostatic Agents
Protective Agents
Physiological Effects of Drugs processed this record on April 28, 2017