Journal: Drug Invention Today

Article Id: JPRS-P col-00004065
Title: Antimicrobial efficacy of white tea mouthwash against bacteria in early childhood caries
Category: Pharmaceutics
Section: Research Article
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    Aim: The aim of this study is to evaluate the effectiveness of green tea mouth rinse against oral bacteria found in early childhood caries affecting children. Materials and Methods: In this study, antibiotic susceptibility testing was done comparing different concentrations of white tea with vancomycin against pure isolates of Streptococcus mutans and Lactobacillus acidophilus following incubation for 24 h and measuring the zone of inhibition in millimeters. Results: From this study, it is evident that white tea acts as an effective mouth rinse in creating a barrier for the growth of oral S. mutans and L. acidophilus. The results are statistically significant. Conclusion: This study is done to evaluate the use of white tea as a prevention modality against bacterial diseases in the oral cavity and its use as an adjunct to other mouth rinses and oral hygiene methods usually in children with motor disabilities.

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    Janhvi Manohar1 *, G. Lavanya2 , Ganesh Jeevanandan2

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    1 Undergraduate Student, Saveetha Dental College, Saveetha Institute of Medical and Technical Sciences, Saveetha University, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India,

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

    *Corresponding author: Janhvi Manohar, Saveetha Dental College and Hospitals, Saveetha Institute of Medical and Technical Sciences, Saveetha University, Chennai - 600 077, Tamil Nadu, India.

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    Author:

    Janhvi Manohar1 *, G. Lavanya2 , Ganesh Jeevanandan2

    Title:Antimicrobial efficacy of white tea mouthwash against bacteria in early childhood caries
    Journal:Drug Invention Today
    Vol(issue):12 (September )
    Year:2019
    Page No: (1969-1972)
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    Methodology:Antimicrobial efficacy
    Research Materials:white tea mouthwash

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Antimicrobial Early childhood caries Polyphenols White tea

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