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J Indian Soc Pedod Prev Dent. 2017 Jan-Mar;35(1):41-46. doi: 10.4103/0970-4388.199227.

Effect of green tea mouth rinse on Streptococcus mutans in plaque and saliva in children: An in vivo study.

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  • 1Department of Pedodontics and Preventive Dentistry, Government Dental College, Jaipur, Rajasthan, India.
  • 2Department of Pedodontics and Preventive Dentistry, Jaipur Dental College, Jaipur, Rajasthan, India.
  • 3Department of Dentistry, Goyal Child and Dental Clinic, Jaipur, Rajasthan, India.
  • 4Department of General Dentistry, S.P. Medical College, Bikaner, Rajasthan, of, India.

Abstract

AIMS:

This study was conducted to evaluate and compare the antimicrobial efficacy of green tea catechin as a mouth wash on colony count of Streptococcus mutans in children.

MATERIALS AND METHODS:

A sample size of thirty children was selected out of screened 290 children by simple random sampling between the age group of 7 and 12 years. The study was conducted over a period of 2 weeks. After 24 h of oral prophylaxis, the baseline samples were collected and each group was subjected to mouth rinsing with green tea mouth wash for 2 weeks and further plaque and saliva samples were collected at 1- and 2-week intervals from baseline. Microbiological analysis of plaque and saliva samples was done by Dentocult SM strip kit (Orion Diagnostica, Finland), and the results were statistically analyzed and tabulated.

RESULTS:

Statistically, there was highly significant reduction in S. mutans count in plaque as well as in saliva for after 1- and 2-week intervals from baseline.

CONCLUSION:

Hence, finally, our study showed that green tea catechin is effective as a mouth wash against S. mutans and having better action in plaque as compared to saliva. It can be used as an adjunct to commercially available mouthwashes.

PMID:
28139481
DOI:
10.4103/0970-4388.199227
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