STUDY OF THE ANTIMICROBIAL EFFECTS OF COMMERCIALLY AVAILABLE HERBAL TOOTHPASTES AGAINST EARLY CHILDHOOD CARIES

1Nadhirah Faiz, RV Geetha, Geo Mani,Dhanraj Ganapathy

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Abstract:

AIM: To determine whether herbal toothpastes have more antimicrobial effect than fluoridated toothpaste MATERIALS AND METHODS : 4 herbal toothpastes containing Neem, tulsi, ginger and aloe vera respectively were selected and 5 samples of saliva was collected from children between the age groups 4-5 years who had more than 5 teeth with caries present. Antimicrobial effect on these toothpastes were done having the control mediums of 0.2% chlorhexidine and fluoridated toothpaste using that saliva sample as well as isolated streptococcus mutants. The average zone of inhibition was calculated and analyzed. RESULT: Clove has been found to have better antimicrobial activity in comparison to the other herbal toothpastes and the controls. CONCLUSION : Herbal toothpastes contain good antimicrobial properties.

Keywords:

toothpastes, dental caries, herbal, early childhood caries, streptococcus

Paper Details
Month1
Year2020
Volume24
IssueIssue 1
Pages7581-7584

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