Effects of Green Tea Products in Controlling and Decreasing the Periodontal Disease and Dental Caries- A Systematic Review

Tahani, Bahareh and Mostajeran, Ehsan and Faghihian, Reihaneh and Tavakol, Fatemeh and Ehteshami, Aylin and Ziaei, Sanaz (2014) Effects of Green Tea Products in Controlling and Decreasing the Periodontal Disease and Dental Caries- A Systematic Review. Journal of Mashhad Dental School, 38 (2). pp. 169-184.

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Introduction: Green tea with its active chemical ingredients possesses diverse pharmacological properties that include anti-inflammatory, antioxidant and antibacterial effects. The possible protective properties of green tea on oral health are related to the existence of fluoride and catechin in its content. We aimed to assess the efficacy of Green tea products on plaque induced gingivitis and dental caries through a systematic review of available evidence. Materials & Methods: The design of the study was based on systematic review of randomized clinical trials by searching the PubMed, Iranmedex, Google scholar and Cochrane. Achieves of general and specialized dissertations in Dental school and Pharmacy School were also reviewed. Participants were healthy people without any systemic or severe periodontal diseases. The interventions were the use of green tea in the form of mouth wash, daily drink, chewing gum and local use. Decrease in plaque, caries, bleeding on probing, pocket depth and attachment loss, streptococcus mutants and lactobacillus count and changes in saliva contents were considered as outcomes. Results: A lot of 94 articles in PubMed, 112 in Google scholar and 124 in Iranmedex were found among which 8 articles were finally analyzed. The clinical results were analyzed under two sub-groups of dental caries and periodontal disease. Conclusion: Green tea products might have effective role in oral health by decreasing the incidence of dental caries and periodontal disease. Measures which were used in periodontal studies were more valuable clinically. Evaluation of the effect of green tea products on dental caries needs more longitudinal studies.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: WU Dentistry. Oral surgery
Divisions: Journals > Journal of Mashhad Dental School
Depositing User: jmds jmds
Date Deposited: 21 Sep 2017 13:00
Last Modified: 21 Sep 2017 13:00
URI: http://eprints.mums.ac.ir/id/eprint/2013

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