Isolation of Bacteria Causing Dental Caries and Study of Effect of Toothpastes, Mouthwash, and Essential Oils on the Obtained Isolates

Kinjal S Patel
2019 International Journal for Research in Applied Science and Engineering Technology  
Carries is a chronic disease that progresses slowly and is characterized by localized and irreversible destruction of the tooth. Total 5 samples were collected from the patient suffering from dental carries. Samples were screened for isolation of micro-organisms on primary screening media like nutrient agar and secondary screening media like blood agar. Total 32 isolates were obtained by primary screening from which 16 isolates were able to form zones of inhibition on secondary media (blood
more » ... ry media (blood agar ). One of preventive method against dental carries is by maintaining the oral hygiene by using toothpaste. Thus effectiveness of toothpaste, mouthwash, and essential oils was determined by zone of inhibition on obtained isolates that caused dental carries. The sensitivity performed with different toothpastes showed that the toothpastes were active against the inhibition of bacteria.
doi:10.22214/ijraset.2019.3414 fatcat:jymesddbuzegtjor5ixng7fqa4