Journal: Drug Invention Today

Article Id: JPRS-Pcol-00002893
Title: Antimicrobial prophylactic activity of pomegranate juice on oral bacteria as a pre-procedural rinse
Category: Pharmacology
Section: Research Article
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    Aim: The aim of this study was to determine the antimicrobial prophylactic activity of pomegranate juice as a preprocedural rinse. Objective: The study was done to analyze whether pomegranate provided prophylaxis in reducing the bacterial load when compared to the gold standard chlorhexidine mouthwash as a pre-procedural rinse. Background: The growing resistance to various antibiotics has lead scientists to look for newer medications. As fruits are a part of our daily diet, evaluating their medicinal and prophylactic properties has gained momentum. Fruits such as pomegranate, guava, and apple have an inhibitory effect on the oral bacterial flora. Materials and Methods: The study was done by dividing the patients undergoing scaling treatment into two groups, namely A and B. A was the control group which was advised on chlorhexidine mouthwash before the procedure, whereas B was the study group who were advised to rinse with pomegranate juice. Salivary samples were collected pre and post of the mouth rise, and culture was prepared from these samples. The colony-forming units were counted and the comparison was made. The study was done using simple methods of evaluation for better understanding of the prophylactic activity of pomegranate.

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    Sahana Kritivasan1 , Nabeel Nazar2 , N. P. Muralidharan3 , R. Pradeep kumar4

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    1 Department of Oral Surgery Proteoglycans, Saveetha Dental College and Hospitals, Saveetha Institute of Medical and Technical Sciences, Saveetha University, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India,

    2 Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Saveetha Dental College and Hospitals, Saveetha Institute of Medical and Technical Sciences, Saveetha University, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India,

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

    4 Department of Public Health Dentistry, Saveetha Dental College and Hospitals, Saveetha Institute of Medical and Technical Sciences, Saveetha University, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India

    *Corresponding author: Mr. N. P. Muralidharan, Department of Microbiology, Saveetha Dental College and Hospitals, Saveetha Institute of Medical and Technical Sciences, Saveetha University, 162, Poonamallee High Road, Chennai - 600 077, Tamil Nadu, India

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    Author:

    Sahana Kritivasan1 , Nabeel Nazar2 , N. P. Muralidharan3 , R. Pradeep kumar4

    Title:Antimicrobial prophylactic activity of pomegranate juice on oral bacteria as a pre-procedural rinse
    Journal:Drug Invention Today
    Vol(issue):10 (December [ Special Issue 4 ])
    Year:2018
    Page No: (3443-3445)
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    Methodology:Antimicrobial activity
    Research Materials:Fruit juices

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Antimicrobial activity Fruit juices Oral bacteria Prophylaxis

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