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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2018.7(11): 1009-1014
DOI: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2018.711.116


Effect of 0.5% Green Tea Leaves (Camellia sinensis) Mouth Rinse, 0.12% Chlorhexidine Mouth Rinse and Drinking Water on Pathogens of Dental Caries in School Children in Navi Mumbai
N. Kamath1* and S. Kamath2
1601, Aston Tower, Plot No.9B, Sector 20. Kharghar, Navi Mumbai, Maharashtra. India
2Bharati Vidyapeeth Dental College & Hospital, Navi Mumbai, Maharashtra. India
*Corresponding author
Abstract:

Green tea (Camellia sinesis) is mouth rinse was prepared and its efficacy to use as a mouth wash is tested. Antibacterial and antifungal activity was compared with Chlorhexidine which is a Gold standard and plain drinking water mouth rinse was studied. Non stimulated saliva samples were tested using MSB agar for S. mutans and Rugosa agar for Candida albicans. Colony counts were done per ml of saliva and compared. There is no change in colony count in pre mouthwash and drinking water samples (Pre and Post). Green tea mouth wash rinse showed the effect by reducing the colony count and Chlorhexidine mouth rinse in comparison with Green tea or drinking water was found to be more effective. As chlorhexidine cannot be used regularly as it’s a chemical, Green tea mouth wash has shown good antibacterial and antifungal activity and proved to be quite efficacious can be alternative to Chlorhexidine.


Keywords: Dental caries, DMFT, Green Tea, Streptococcus mutans, Lactobacilli, MSB agar (Mutans salivarius bacitracin agar), Ruogosa agar
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Kamath, N. and Kamath, S. 2018. Effect of 0.5% Green Tea Leaves (Camellia sinensis) Mouth Rinse, 0.12% Chlorhexidine Mouth Rinse and Drinking Water on Pathogens of Dental Caries in School Children in Navi Mumbai.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 7(11): 1009-1014. doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2018.711.116