Objective: The aim of this study was to determine the effect of lozenges containing kepel fruit (Stelechocarpus burahol) in controlling oral malodor. Methods: This study used crossover randomized control trial design. Each of the 30 research subjects received all three treatments at different times: Kepel, xylitol, and placebo lozenges. The subjects used lozenges in the morning after breakfast and afternoon after lunch. Examinations of oral malodor were performed thrice: Immediately after waking up, after breakfast, and after lunch. Measured oral odor variables included organoleptic score and H2S, CH3SH, and (CH3)2S levels. Results: Effect of burahol fruit extract lozenges was comparable to that of xylitol gum in reducing the H2S, CH3SH, and (CH3)2S levels and organoleptic scores of the subjects. Conclusion: Lozenges containing burahol fruit extract were effective in controlling oral malodor (halitosis).
|Number of pages||5|
|Journal||International Journal of Applied Pharmaceutics|
|Issue number||Special Issue 1|
|Publication status||Published - 1 Dec 2018|
- Oral malodor
- Stelechocarpus burahol
- Volatile sulfur compound