African Journal of Microbiology Research
Subscribe to AJMR
Full Name*
Email Address*

Article Number - 21CA7A911094


Vol.2(3), pp. 63-66 , March 2008

ISSN: 1996-0808



Full Length Research Paper

Effect of oil-pulling on dental caries causing bacteria


T. Durai Anand*, C. Pothiraj, R. M. Gopinath and B. Kayalvizhi




Email: duraianand1974@rediffmail.com






 Accepted: 12 February 2008  Published: 31 March 2008

Copyright © 2008 Author(s) retain the copyright of this article.
This article is published under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License 4.0


The effect of oil-pulling on the reduction of total count of bacteria was determined. There was a remarkable reduction in the total count of bacteria. The process of oil-pulling reduced the susceptibility of a host to dental caries. The in-vitro antibacterial activity of sesame oil against dental caries causing bacteria was determined. Streptococcus mutans and Lactobacillus acidophilus were found to be moderately sensitive to the sesame oil.

 

Key words: Antibacterial activity, Streptococcus mutans and Lactobacillus acidophilu.


APA (2008). Effect of oil-pulling on dental caries causing bacteria. African Journal of Microbiology Research, 2(3), 63-66.
Chicago T. Durai Anand, C. Pothiraj, R. M. Gopinath and B. Kayalvizhi. "Effect of oil-pulling on dental caries causing bacteria." African Journal of Microbiology Research 2, no. 3 (2008): 63-66.
MLA T. Durai An, et al. "Effect of oil-pulling on dental caries causing bacteria." African Journal of Microbiology Research 2.3 (2008): 63-66.
   
DOI
URL http://www.academicjournals.org/journal/AJMR/article-abstract/21CA7A911094

Subscription Form