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Comparative Evaluation of the Effects of Fluoride Mouthrinse, Herbal Mouthrinse and Oil Pulling on the Caries Activity and Streptococcus mutans Count using Oratest and Dentocult SM Strip Mutans Kit.

Jauhari D, Srivastava N, Rana V, Chandna P - Int J Clin Pediatr Dent (2015)

Bottom Line: No matter how sophisticated dental techniques have become, preventive dentistry still remains the foundation for oral health.Therefore, antimicrobial mouthrinses are developed to provide an effective means of preventing colonization by micro-organisms.The efficacy of fluoride and herbal mouthrinses was found to be comparable while oil pulling did not provide any additional benefit to be used as an effective antimicrobial agent in reducing the bacterial colonization of an individual.

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Affiliation: Senior Lecturer, Department of Pedodontics and Preventive Dentistry, Jaipur Dental College, Jaipur, Rajasthan, India.

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Background: As the technological level of healthcare increases, it is important not to lose sight of the basics of patient care. No matter how sophisticated dental techniques have become, preventive dentistry still remains the foundation for oral health. Therefore, antimicrobial mouthrinses are developed to provide an effective means of preventing colonization by micro-organisms.

Aim: The aim of this study was to evaluate and compare the antimicrobial activity of oil pulling, herbal mouthrinses and fluoride mouthwash on the caries activity and S. mutans counts in the saliva of children, using Oratest and Dentocult SM kit.

Design: Fifty-two healthy children between the age group of 6 to 12 years were selected for the study and divided into four groups based on the mouthrinse used as group 1: fluoride, group 2: herbal, group 3: oil pulling and group 4: control. The estimation of caries activity and S. mutans was done prior to and after the subjects were instructed to use the mouthrinse twice daily for a period of 2 weeks.

Statistical analysis: The comparisons were made by applying paired 't' test with the level of significance set at p < 0.05. Difference between more than two mean values was done by using ANOVA and Post hoc Bonferroni test was used for multiple comparisons.

Results and conclusion: The efficacy of fluoride and herbal mouthrinses was found to be comparable while oil pulling did not provide any additional benefit to be used as an effective antimicrobial agent in reducing the bacterial colonization of an individual. How to cite this article: Jauhari D, Srivastava N, Rana V, Chandna P. Comparative Evaluation of the Effects of Fluoride Mouthrinse, Herbal Mouthrinse and Oil Pulling on the Caries Activity and Streptococcus mutans Count using Oratest and Dentocult SM Strip Mutans Kit. Int J Clin Pediatr Dent 2015;8(2):114-118.

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Assessment of S. mutans growth on the strips of Dentocult SM Strip mutans kit
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Figure 1: Assessment of S. mutans growth on the strips of Dentocult SM Strip mutans kit

Mentions: A paraffin tablet was given to each subject to chew for 1 minute. Excess saliva was swallowed. The rough surface of dentocult SM saliva strip was pressed against the saliva on the tongue and the strip was removed through gently closed lips. The strips were placed in the selective culture broth with the smooth surface clipped and attached to the cap. The vials were incubated in an upright position at 37°C for 48 hours with the cap opened one quarter to allow growth of microorganisms. The growth on the strips was assessed according to the manufacturer’s chart (Fig. 1).


Comparative Evaluation of the Effects of Fluoride Mouthrinse, Herbal Mouthrinse and Oil Pulling on the Caries Activity and Streptococcus mutans Count using Oratest and Dentocult SM Strip Mutans Kit.

Jauhari D, Srivastava N, Rana V, Chandna P - Int J Clin Pediatr Dent (2015)

Assessment of S. mutans growth on the strips of Dentocult SM Strip mutans kit
© Copyright Policy - open-access
Related In: Results  -  Collection

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Figure 1: Assessment of S. mutans growth on the strips of Dentocult SM Strip mutans kit
Mentions: A paraffin tablet was given to each subject to chew for 1 minute. Excess saliva was swallowed. The rough surface of dentocult SM saliva strip was pressed against the saliva on the tongue and the strip was removed through gently closed lips. The strips were placed in the selective culture broth with the smooth surface clipped and attached to the cap. The vials were incubated in an upright position at 37°C for 48 hours with the cap opened one quarter to allow growth of microorganisms. The growth on the strips was assessed according to the manufacturer’s chart (Fig. 1).

Bottom Line: No matter how sophisticated dental techniques have become, preventive dentistry still remains the foundation for oral health.Therefore, antimicrobial mouthrinses are developed to provide an effective means of preventing colonization by micro-organisms.The efficacy of fluoride and herbal mouthrinses was found to be comparable while oil pulling did not provide any additional benefit to be used as an effective antimicrobial agent in reducing the bacterial colonization of an individual.

View Article: PubMed Central - PubMed

Affiliation: Senior Lecturer, Department of Pedodontics and Preventive Dentistry, Jaipur Dental College, Jaipur, Rajasthan, India.

ABSTRACT

Background: As the technological level of healthcare increases, it is important not to lose sight of the basics of patient care. No matter how sophisticated dental techniques have become, preventive dentistry still remains the foundation for oral health. Therefore, antimicrobial mouthrinses are developed to provide an effective means of preventing colonization by micro-organisms.

Aim: The aim of this study was to evaluate and compare the antimicrobial activity of oil pulling, herbal mouthrinses and fluoride mouthwash on the caries activity and S. mutans counts in the saliva of children, using Oratest and Dentocult SM kit.

Design: Fifty-two healthy children between the age group of 6 to 12 years were selected for the study and divided into four groups based on the mouthrinse used as group 1: fluoride, group 2: herbal, group 3: oil pulling and group 4: control. The estimation of caries activity and S. mutans was done prior to and after the subjects were instructed to use the mouthrinse twice daily for a period of 2 weeks.

Statistical analysis: The comparisons were made by applying paired 't' test with the level of significance set at p < 0.05. Difference between more than two mean values was done by using ANOVA and Post hoc Bonferroni test was used for multiple comparisons.

Results and conclusion: The efficacy of fluoride and herbal mouthrinses was found to be comparable while oil pulling did not provide any additional benefit to be used as an effective antimicrobial agent in reducing the bacterial colonization of an individual. How to cite this article: Jauhari D, Srivastava N, Rana V, Chandna P. Comparative Evaluation of the Effects of Fluoride Mouthrinse, Herbal Mouthrinse and Oil Pulling on the Caries Activity and Streptococcus mutans Count using Oratest and Dentocult SM Strip Mutans Kit. Int J Clin Pediatr Dent 2015;8(2):114-118.

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