Tea has been reported to be a very popular beverage

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Tea has been reported to be a very popular beverage among a wide range of populations. It has shown to have many beneficial effects on our oral health. Different types of teas are manufactured, and each has shown to have a positive effect on the teeth. White tea goes well with healthy white teeth and gums. [7] White tea, green tea, and black tea originate from the plant Camellia sinensis . [8] White tea has a light taste and color. The origin of white tea is mostly from Fujian Province of China and is the least processed form of tea with least amount of caffeine as compared to black and green tea. [9] White tea retains its nutrients since the processing temperature is low compared to processing temperature of other two teas. The ingredients of white tea are alanine, histidine, aspartic acid, threonine, glutamic acid, and amino acids. [6] The most important ingredients in white tea are rich in polyphenols, which is a natural antioxidant. [10,11] There have been studies in the past which have shown that white tea has a major health benefit, it can kill bacteria, fungi, and viruses in the body with more success than other teas. [12] White tea contains a number of polyphenolic compounds which have a wide spectrum Access this article online Website: DOI: 10.4103/0972-124X.201697 Quick Response Code: How to cite this article: Mitra DK, Shah PM, Shah HH, Rodrigues SV, Mehta CJ. The antiplaque efficacy of white tea extract mouthrinse. J Indian Soc Periodontol; doi: 10.4103/0972-124X.201697. This is an open access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 License, which allows others to remix, tweak, and build upon the work non-commercially, as long as the author is credited and the new creations are licensed under the identical terms. For reprints contact: [email protected] [Downloaded free from on Friday, September 15, 2017, IP: 36.79.172.174]
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Mitra, et al .: White tea mouthrinse 2 Journal of Indian Society of Periodontology of antioxidant, antiviral, anticancer, antitoxoplasmal, antihelmintic properties (Almajano, Carbo and Gordon 2008). [13] It lowers cholesterol, reduces blood pressure, and fights fatigue. [14] White tea also contains fluoride, tannins, and flavonoids. [15] Fluorides help to reduce caries. Not much research has been done on the efficacy of white tea as an antiplaque agent. Therefore, this study was undertaken to evaluate the effectiveness of white tea as mouthwash in comparison with the gold standard, i.e., chlorhexidine. MATERIALS AND METHODS In vivo study design The current clinical trial was a double-blinded, randomized, parallel, longitudinal study. Forty-five periodontally healthy subjects (11 males and 34 females) between the age group of 21 to 23 years (mean age 22 years) were enrolled in the 4-day rinsing study. Mouthwashes were labeled as A, B, and C by one examiner and another examiner (blinded) conducted the study.
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