Gingivitis clinical trials at University of California Health
2 in progress, 1 open to eligible people
open to eligible people ages 18 years and up
The purpose of this research study is to develop a better way of measuring the health of patients' mouth using photographs and imaging software. The investigators will also study the specific effects of individual toothpastes and mouthwashes on oral health. Participants who have volunteered to be in the study will be asked to use a toothpaste or over a period of 7 days to 6 months. The investigators will determine the participants' oral plaque levels, gum health, and saliva (spit) production with clinical exams as well as photographs of the participants' mouths. It is the hope of the study team to find better ways of assessing the health of patients' mouths and to identify whether gum health can be improved by specific toothpastes or mouthwashes.
at UC Irvine
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This is a clinical study to evaluate the safety and effectiveness of COMORAL®, the intraoral water-spraying cleaning device that is developed to remove plaque around teeth in the oral cavity. To do so, 42 healthy subjects, 21 control and 21 experimental, will be recruited. To establish the baseline, all subjects will receive dental hygiene service. After 2 weeks, patients will be randomly assigned to either control or intervention group (21 individuals each). Both groups will be asked to brush their teeth once a day but without dental floss, mouth rinse, and gum chewing, throughout the 4 weeks of study period. During the study period, the experimental group will receive COMORAL® treatment three times a day every day for 4 weeks except Saturday and Sunday. Subjects will get evaluated for the oral status(PI, BOP, GI, PD, GR, CAL) and the status of periopathogens on visit 1, visit 2 and visit 3.