Asia Life Sciences (ISSN: 01173375) - is an international peer reviewed scientific journal which is devoted to the publication of original research in the Life Sciences and related disciplines. Articles originating from anywhere in the world are most welcome.
ASIA LIFE SCIENCES (ISSN: 01173375) - is an international peer reviewed scientific journal which is devoted to the publication of original research in the Life Sciences and related disciplines. Articles originating from anywhere in the world are most welcome.
The aim of this in vitro study was to assess the effect of whitening gels of 35% carbamide peroxide (CP) on severity of dental caries, in case a caries lesion develops in future. Twenty samples prepared using healthy permanent bovine teeth were assigned to each of the following groups: (1) no tooth whitening (control group), (2) 15 min of whitening (experimental group 1), (3) 30 min of whitening (experimental group 2), and (4) 60 min of whitening (experimental group 3). An over-the-counter whitening agent containing 35% CP, potassium nitrate, and 0.11% fluoride ion (Opalescence PF Min 35%, Ultradent products Inc., Germany) was used. Vickers hardness number (VHN) was obtained for tooth surface using a Vickers hardness tester, and fluorescence loss (∆F %) was examined using quantitative light-induced fluorescence (QLF). Differences in the means among the groups were analyzed using one-way ANOVA and Tukey HSD post-hoc test. After whitening treatment, there were no statistically significant differences in VHN and ∆F between the control group and experimental groups (p > 0.05). Therefore, application of fluoride-containing 35% CP tooth whitening gel for a short duration of 60 min or less was found to have no impact on the severity of initial dental caries.
Diabetes mellitus is one of the major health problems in the world, its incidence with mortality is increasing. Conventional antidiabetic drugs are effective but their unavoidable side effects and cost impose an alternative source of antidiabetic agents presented in medicinal plants. The aim of this study is to identify and confirm if the hypoglycaemic plants are used in traditional management of diabetes in the North of Morocco (province of Tetouan). Collection data were carried out in the provincial hospital center of Tetouan. In Total, 235 diabetic patients were randomly selected and interviewed about the use of hypoglycaemic plants in traditional management of diabetes. The analysis of questionnaire showed that the frequency of the use of hypoglycemic plants is 28.89% where ten plants were assessed in the management of diabetes. Other outcome also provides that woman belonging from rural areas are more consumers of these plants in management of their diabetes. The value of hypoglycaemic plants represents an efficient traditional natural supply in the management of diabetes in developing countries as Morocco. The therapeutic potential of these plants requires more investigation and more experimentation. This traditional heritage will have an added value if the Moroccan healthcare system formalise the use of medicinal plants according to WHO traditional medicine strategy 2014-2023