Efektivitas pasta gigi yang mengandung herbal terhadap Streptococcus mutans

Retno Indrawati and Ira Arundina and Annisa Trisnadyantika (2014) Efektivitas pasta gigi yang mengandung herbal terhadap Streptococcus mutans. Oral Biology Dental Journal, 6 (1). pp. 56-60. ISSN 1979-8814

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Background. Streptococcus mutans is one of dominant bacteria in mouth. This bacteria is main caused of dental caries. One of many ways to prevent dental caries is by brushing teeth properly using toothbrush and toothpaste. Toothpaste that contains fluoride is important to prevent dental caries. Sometimes by using toothpaste that contains over amount of fluoride can cause side effect known as fluorosis. However, there is an alternative way which is by using toothpaste that contains essential oil and herbal extracts. Purpose. To determine the effectivity of herbal toothpaste on the growth of Streptococcus mutans. Method. The method type used is experimental research laboratories. Number of samples were 7 samples for each toothpaste. Five herbal toothpastes and one non herbal toothpaste as control (150 mg) were put in TYC media which already had Streptococcus mutans 1,5x108 CFU/ml. Incubated for 1x24 hours and then determine the wide of inhibition zones. Results. The result of the study indicated a statistical significance different on inhibition zone among the six toothpaste, but toothpaste containing Piper betle extract 5% was the widest inhibition zone. Conclusion. Herbal toothpastes are effective as antibacterial substances against Streptococcus mutans.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: R Medicine
R Medicine > RK Dentistry
Divisions: 02. Fakultas Kedokteran Gigi > Oral Biology
Retno IndrawatiUNSPECIFIED
Annisa TrisnadyantikaUNSPECIFIED
Depositing User: Rudy Febiyanto
Date Deposited: 24 Jul 2019 05:26
Last Modified: 24 Jul 2019 05:26
URI: http://repository.unair.ac.id/id/eprint/85320
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