Aim: To evaluate the staining potential of three commercially available types of mouthwashes. Materials and Methodology: Sixty extracted maxillary central incisor teeth were used for the study. The teeth were divided into three groups (N=30). Teeth were immersed in three different mouthwash solutions for 2 months. The color change was measured with a spectrophotometer before immersion in solution (baseline) and after 2 months. L*a*b* values were used to calculate color changes (ΔE). Statistical analysis was done using ANOVA test and Paired T-test. Results: Greater staining was caused by Listerine and Chlorhexidine mouth was has compared to Chlorhexidine mouthwash with ADS after 2months. Conclusion: Chlorhexidine mouthwash with ADS is a better choice as a mouthwash to minimize tooth staining.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)6007-6008
Number of pages2
JournalResearch Journal of Pharmacy and Technology
Issue number12
Publication statusPublished - 12-2020

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutics (miscellaneous)
  • Pharmacology (medical)


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