Journal: Drug Invention Today

Article Id: JPRS-P col-00003661
Title: Comparative evaluation of microbial contamination of neem infused toothbrush with regular toothbrush in periodontitis patients
Category: Pharmaceutics
Section: Research Article
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    Aim and Objective: The aim of the current study is to compare the microbial contamination in tooth brush head between bristle tuft in plastic brush head with nylon bristles, bamboo brush head with nylon bristles, and plastic head brush with neem infused bristles in patients with periodontitis. To analyse which type of tooth brush is least contaminated after brushing. Materials and Methods: Patients diagnosed with periodontitis whose average pocket depth of 5-7 mm were selected, complete scaling and oral hygiene instructions were given. Three types of brushes namely conventional plastic, neem infused and bamboo headed brushed were used for the study. Patients were randomly asked to select either of these three brushes by lot method. Patients were educated on brushing technique and were asked to use the brush for one week. The brushes were then collected back for microbial investigations. Under aseptic condition the bristles of these tooth brushes were trimmed using scissors. Streak of deposits was taken using sterile swabs and inoculated at room temprature into brain heart infusion broth for 24 hours. The growth from the broth was inoculated at room temperature into the prepared Brain Heart Infusion agar plates using inoculation loop. After inoculation, agar plates were kept in incubator at 370c for 24 hour and it is allowed for the growth of the micro organisms. The agar plates were colected from the incubator and observed for colony forming units. The agar plate with the colony forming units were divided into 4 quadrants. Colonies in each quadrant were counted and recorded. Results: The brush heads of all the three types of brushes compared in this study showed confluent amount of bacterial growth. Conclusions: Brush head holds more microorganisms and serve as a reservoir for microorganisms Tooth brushes must be disinfected and must be stored in dry places to avoid further contamination.

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    Author(s) Name:

    R. Niveda, G. Kaarthikeyan*

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    Department of Periodontics, Saveetha Dental College and Hospitals, Saveetha Institute of Medical and Technical Sciences, Saveetha University, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India

    *Corresponding author: Dr. G. Kaarthikeyan, Department of Periodontics, Saveetha Dental College and Hospitals, Saveetha Institute of Medical and Technical Sciences, Saveetha University, No. 162, Poonamallee High Road, Chennai - 600 077, Tamil Nadu, India.

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    R. Niveda, G. Kaarthikeyan*

    Title:Comparative evaluation of microbial contamination of neem infused toothbrush with regular toothbrush in periodontitis patients
    Journal:Drug Invention Today
    Vol(issue):12 (June)
    Year:2019
    Page No: (1218-1220)
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    Methodology:Microbial contamination,Comparative evaluation
    Research Materials:Types of tooth brush, Plastic, Neem, Bamboo brushes

Keywords

Microbial contamination Types of tooth brush Least contaminated Plastic Neem Bamboo brushes Head of the brush Space between bristle tuft

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