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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2020.9(6): 4101-4107
DOI: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2020.906.481


Antibacterial Activity of Different Toothpastes on the Mouth’s Microflora of Students of the Federal Polytechnic Ede, Osun State, Nigeria
Magdalene C. Igboama*, Bolaji A. Samuel, I.I. Olufade, Sustain K. Owonibi, Israel A. Ogunsumi and J.E. Adamu
Department of Science Laboratory Technology, Federal Polytechnic Ede, Osun State, Nigeria
*Corresponding author
Abstract:

Dental diseases are a major health concern in Nigeria. This study was designed to investigate the antibacterial activity of five different toothpastes on the bacterial isolates present in the mouth of students of the Federal Polytechnic Ede, Osun State. Thirty students of the institution were enrolled in this study. Plaque samples were collected from their teeth using floss and the following microorganisms were isolated from the samples; Streptococcus pyogenes, Streptococcus mutans, Streptococcus pneumoniae, Staphylococcus aureus, Staphylococcus epidermidis, Micrococcus luteus, Enterococcus faecalis and Acinetobacter baumanii. Antibacterial activity of each test toothpaste coded as Tb1 - Tb5 was tested against each identified bacterium using Agar well diffusion method. Varying degrees of antibacterial activity were displayed by each of the test toothpastes against all the bacteria isolated in this study. Test toothpastes Tb1 and Tb2 inhibited the growth of almost all the bacterial isolates except E. faecalis and A. baumanii respectively while two or more bacteria exhibited resistance against toothpaste brands Tb3, Tb4 and Tb5 with Tb3 demonstrating the least antibacterial activity. To achieve good oral health, there is need to balance up active ingredients to appropriate levels in all toothpastes so that in addition to providing protection against sensitivity, they can also protect the teeth from dental diseases caused by bacteria.


Keywords: Antibacterial activity, Bacterial isolates, Plaque samples, Floss, Active ingredients, Dental diseases
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Magdalene C. Igboama, Bolaji A. Samuel, I.I. Olufade, Sustain K. Owonibi, Israel A. Ogunsumi and Adamu, J.E. 2020. Antibacterial Activity of Different Toothpastes on the Mouth’s Microflora of Students of the Federal Polytechnic Ede, Osun State, Nigeria.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 9(6): 4101-4107. doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2020.906.481