Bagian Ilmu Gigi dan Mulut Fakultas Kedokteran, UNISSULA/ Rumah Sakit Pendidikan Sultan Agung, Semarang - Indonesia
The Study of Mouth Washing Duration with Boiled Uncaria gambir on the Dental Plague Formation
Design and Method: In this study using Pretest-Posttest Control Group Design, 44 samples of subjects was divided into 4 groups of 11 each. Group I, II, II were treated with the mouth wash of Uncaria gambir boiled 2, 3, 4 minutes respectively. Group IV serving as control was treated with mouth wash of water for 3 minutes. The data was analyzed with non parametric test using Kruskal-Wallis followed by Mann-Whitney test with p < 0.05.
Result: Kruskal Wallis analysis showed a significant difference in mean of plague before and after the treatment among the four groups (p < 0.05). Mann-Whitney test showed no significant difference between group I and III ( p> 0.05) and significant difference for the rest of the groups (p < 0.05). Conclusion: The mouth rinse duration using boiled Gambir has been shown to have an effect on the dental plague formation. 3 minute mouth washing shows the optimum effect (Sains Medika, 4(1):57-62).
Keywords: boiled gambir; catechin; dental plague.