Oral environmental change in the natural oral cleaner containing propolis

프로폴리스함유 천연구강청결제의 구강환경변화에 대한 임상적 연구

Choi, Woo Yang;Lee, Ji Youn;Jung, Hwa Young;Lim, Kun Ok;Jung, Sang Hee

  • Received : 2014.12.04
  • Accepted : 2015.04.07
  • Published : 2015.04.30


Objectives: The purpose of this study was to verify the oral environmental change in using the natural oral cleaner containing propolis and prevention effect of oral disease. Methods: The subjects were 60 university students in Gangwon province. The groups consisted of 30 students of experimental group and 30 students of control group. The subjects were those who did not take the antipsychotic, diuretic, antihistamine, and anesthetic. The students rinsed their mouth with propolis mixture of oral cleanser for 4 weeks after receiving informed consent from October 1 to November 2, 2012. Collected saliva was measured for amount, salivary consistency, pH, plague index, gingival index, and halitosis. Results: The amount of salivary in propolis mixture of oral cleansing group remarkably increased (t=2.16, p<0.05). pH was alkaline in the group with oral cleaner containing the propolis (t=2.80, p<0.01). The bad breath remarkably decreased in the group with oral cleaner containing the propolis (t=-5.77, p<0.001). Conclusions: The use of the oral cleaner containing the propolis increased the amount of salivary and pH. The use of oral cleaner containing the propolis reduces halitosis and maintains good quality of oral hygiene.


essential oil;oral cleaner;oral environment;oral rinses;propolis


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