International Conference on Environmental Awareness for Sustainable Development in conjunction with International Conference on Challenge and Opportunities Sustainable Environmental Development, ICEASD & ICCOSED 2019, 1-2 April 2019, Kendari, Indonesia

Research Article

Difference Effect Between Gargling with Green Tea Water and Cinnamon Decoction Against Halitosis

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.4108/eai.1-4-2019.2287237,
        author={Poetry  Oktanauli and Pinka  Taher and Nadia Safira Prayogi and Farah Andita Timur},
        title={Difference Effect Between Gargling with Green Tea Water and Cinnamon Decoction Against Halitosis},
        proceedings={International Conference on Environmental Awareness for Sustainable Development in conjunction with International Conference on Challenge and Opportunities Sustainable Environmental Development, ICEASD \& ICCOSED 2019, 1-2 April 2019, Kendari, Indonesia},
        publisher={EAI},
        proceedings_a={ICEASD\&ICCOSED},
        year={2019},
        month={9},
        keywords={green tea water cinnamon decoction halitosis},
        doi={10.4108/eai.1-4-2019.2287237}
    }
    
  • Poetry Oktanauli
    Pinka Taher
    Nadia Safira Prayogi
    Farah Andita Timur
    Year: 2019
    Difference Effect Between Gargling with Green Tea Water and Cinnamon Decoction Against Halitosis
    ICEASD&ICCOSED
    EAI
    DOI: 10.4108/eai.1-4-2019.2287237
Poetry Oktanauli1,*, Pinka Taher1, Nadia Safira Prayogi2, Farah Andita Timur2
  • 1: Department of Oral Biology, Faculty of Dentistry, Universitas Prof. Dr. Moestopo (Beragama), Jakarta, Indonesia.
  • 2: Clinical Programme, Faculty of Dentistry, Universitas Prof. Dr. Moestopo (Beragama), Jakarta, Indonesia.
*Contact email: poetry@dsn.moestopo.ac.id

Abstract

Halitosis is an unpleasant odor. The main cause of halitosis is Volatile Sulfur Compounds (VSC). There is an easy way to overcome halitosis in everyday life. Therefore, this paper is aimed to give information about what is the differences effect between gargling with green tea water and cinnamon decoction against halitosis. The results showed that the average halitosis score in green tea was higher than cinnamon. Green tea is a type of tea that has a very high catechins content. Catechins are compounds that can inhibit the growth of bacteria that cause halitosis. Benefits possessed by cinnamon is derived from the chemical compounds contained in cinnamon essential oil. Eugenol is the main content in cinnamon that has antibacterial properties, so it can reduce the score of halitosis. The writer concludes that gargling with cinnamon decoction, proved to be more effective in lowering the halitosis score compared to green tea.