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In vitro studies of the efficacy of antimicrobials against fungi.

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  • 1Department of Oral Medicine and Diagnostic Sciences, Unversity of Maryland Dental School, Balitmore, Md 21201, USA. TFM001@dental.umaryland.edu

Abstract

OBJECTIVE:

The purpose of this study was to compare the efficacy of Listerine Antiseptic, Tartar Control Listerine Antiseptic, and Peridex mouthrinses and a 0.2% chlorhexidine digluconate solution against known pathogenic fungi.

STUDY DESIGN:

Standardized methods were used to compare the antimicrobial efficacy of the above agents versus representative fungal species. Minimum inhibitory concentration-minimum fungicidal concentrations in macrobroth dilutions, suspension kill-time, and effectiveness against an artificial biofilm-attached population were studied.

RESULTS:

All antimicrobials tested were effective against the fungal species under investigation at the concentration available commercially. Listerine Antiseptic showed a greater efficacy against attached artificial biofilm populations than the other antimicrobials tested.

CONCLUSIONS:

Listerine Antiseptic, Tartar Control Listerine Antiseptic, and Peridex mouthrinses show promise as a means to control the pathogenic fungal species under investigation and may have applications to reduce oral colonization.

PMID:
11402279
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