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Year : 2020  |  Volume : 20  |  Issue : 5  |  Page : 9

Efficacy of herbal products as denture cleansers - An in vitro study

Sri Venkateswara Dental College & Hospital, Chennai, India

Date of Web Publication8-Jan-2021

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DOI: 10.4103/0972-4052.306364

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Gajapathi B. Efficacy of herbal products as denture cleansers - An in vitro study. J Indian Prosthodont Soc 2020;20, Suppl S1:9

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Gajapathi B. Efficacy of herbal products as denture cleansers - An in vitro study. J Indian Prosthodont Soc [serial online] 2020 [cited 2021 Jan 16];20, Suppl S1:9. Available from: https://www.j-ips.org/text.asp?2020/20/5/9/306364

Introduction: AIM: The aim of the present study was to compare the efficacy of herbal products such as (Justica Adathoda (Adathoda), Aloebarbadensis (Aloe vera) , Phyllanthus Emblica(Amla) ,Punica Granulata (Pomegranate), Glycyrrhiza glabra(Athimathuram) at different concentrations.

Methodology: MATERIALS AND METHOD: The plant samples were collected, processed, dried and powdered. From the powdered samples plant extract was prepared at different concentration. They were the test group designated as Group A, B, C, D, E for each plant group and Group X for control group indicates commercial denture cleaner(Clinsodent) containing sodium perborate. Heat cure acrylic denture block specimens measuring 4cm x 2 cm x 2 mm were fabricated. Three standard microbial stains were used. Plant extracts were placed in petri dish over with bacterial culture were inoculated. Agar well diffusion method was used to evaluate the antimicrobial activity and zone of inhibition was measured. Based on the antimicrobial susceptibility testing, each plant extract was tested with artificial denture. Then the microbial coated denture specimens were placed in plant extract of different concentration and checked for microbial adhesion. Values were subjected to statistical analysis.

Result: Inhibitory activity of Justica Adathoda and Aloe vera were at 50 mg/ml whereas Phyllanthus Emblica , Punica Granatum, Glycyrrhiza Glabara were at 100mg/ml.

Conclusion: All the plant extracts showed Antimicrobial activity. Aloe vera had pleasant taste and high inhibitory effect. It is the best individual plant as denture cleansers


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