Indian Journal of Dental Research

ORIGINAL RESEARCH
Year
: 2008  |  Volume : 19  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 26--28

In vitro evaluation of antibacterial activity of an herbal dentifrice against Streptococcus mutans and Lactobacillus acidophilus


Yogesh Kumar Vyas1, Maheep Bhatnagar2, Kanika Sharma3 
1 Department of Microbiology, Darshan Dental College and Hospital, Loyara, Udaipur - 313 011, Rajasthan, India
2 Department of Zoology, University College of Science, ML Sukhadia University, Udaipur - 313 011, Rajasthan, India
3 Department of Botany, University College of Science, ML Sukhadia University, Udaipur - 313 011, Rajasthan, India

Correspondence Address:
Kanika Sharma
Department of Botany, University College of Science, ML Sukhadia University, Udaipur - 313 011, Rajasthan
India

Antibacterial activity of a herbal dentifrice Arodent™ against Streptococcus mutans and Lactobacillus acidophilus was evaluated using Colgate® as standard. Both bacterial strains were isolated from the oral cavity on selective media and identified by standard methods. The antibacterial activity was assayed by cup-well method. The bacterial lawn of facultative anaerobe S. mutans was established between two layers of agar under microaerophilic conditions. Five and a half millimeters and 10 mm zones of inhibition were produced by Arodent against S. mutans and L. acidophilus , respectively, under microaerophilic conditions. On the other hand, the standard dentifrice Colgate produced 5.83 mm and 10.17 mm zones of inhibition against S. mutans and L. acidophilus , respectively, under microaerophilic condition. The results suggest that Arodent is an effective antibacterial herbal dentifrice.


How to cite this article:
Vyas YK, Bhatnagar M, Sharma K. In vitro evaluation of antibacterial activity of an herbal dentifrice against Streptococcus mutans and Lactobacillus acidophilus.Indian J Dent Res 2008;19:26-28


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Vyas YK, Bhatnagar M, Sharma K. In vitro evaluation of antibacterial activity of an herbal dentifrice against Streptococcus mutans and Lactobacillus acidophilus. Indian J Dent Res [serial online] 2008 [cited 2021 Mar 3 ];19:26-28
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