Antiplaque Efficacy of Lemongrass Oil Mouthwash – An in-vitro Study

Kukkamalla, Meena Anand and Bhat, Subraya G and Pentapati, Kalyana Chakravarthy and Goyal, Ruchika (2012) Antiplaque Efficacy of Lemongrass Oil Mouthwash – An in-vitro Study. Global Journal of Medical Research, 12 (7). pp. 19-24.

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Dental plaque is one of the etiologic factors in gingival and periodontal disease. Considering the uses of lemongrass oil the aim of the present study was to find out the antiplaque property in vitro. Pooled saliva was put into the tissue culture plates and incubated for 72 hours for plaque. Each of the 4 wells were treated differently with using disclosing agent, lemongrass oil mouthwash( 0.25 % & 0.5%), distilled water, glodent tooth paste slurry and chlorhexidine mouthwash. The results showed that the lemongrass oil mouthwash at both the concentration showed reduction in the plaque better than that of chlorhexidine. The glodent toothpaste slurry reduced the plaue to a lesser extent to that of both lemongrass oil and chlorhexidine mouthwash. The present study concluded that the lemongrass oil mouthwash can be used as an adjunct to the mechanical oral hygiene.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Lemongrass oil, chlorhexidine, disclosing agent, distilled water, antiplaque, antibacterial, antibiofilm, tissue culture plate, micropipette, Lamda max.
Subjects: Dentistry > MCODS Manipal > Periodontology
Depositing User: KMC Manipal
Date Deposited: 03 Jan 2013 10:03
Last Modified: 11 Dec 2013 06:43

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