Comparing the Effectiveness of Two Fluoride Mouthrinses on Streptococcus Mutans

Karami, Maryam and Mazaheri, Roomina and Mesripour, Manoochehr (2011) Comparing the Effectiveness of Two Fluoride Mouthrinses on Streptococcus Mutans. Journal of Mashhad Dental School, 35 (2). pp. 115-122.

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Abstract

Introduction: Streptococcus mutans is the most important cariogenic microorganism and plays a major role in the initiation of dental caries. Fluoride mouthrinses can have a significant effect in reduction of this microorganism because of antimicrobial properties of fluoride ion. Two common mouthrinses in markets are Oral-B solution and Irsha solution. The aim of this study was comparison of the efficacy of Oral-B and Irsha fluoride mouthrinses on Streptococcus mutans. Materials &amp; Methods: In this interventional experimental study, 60 girls of a boarding high school were randomly divided into two equal groups of Oral-B and Irsha. They were asked to use mouthrinse for 4 weeks, twice a day. Saliva of each person was collected before and after using mouthrinse and was sent to the laboratory for microbial culture. The data were analyzed by t-test(a=0.05). Results: Both of the mouthrinses significantly decreased the level of Streptococcus mutans in saliva (P<0.001 for Irsha mouthrinse, P<0.001 for Oral-B mouthrinse). Furthermore, it was significantly revealed that Oral-B mouthrinse was approximately twice more effective than Irsha mouthrinse (P=0.00021). Conclusion: Both of Oral-B and Irsha fluoride mouthrinses are effective in decreasing the level of Streptococcus mutans in saliva. Also it was determined that Oral-B mouthrinse was approximately twice more effective than Irsha mouthrinse. Since Irsha mouthrinse has a mild flavour and creates less burning sense, by trying to improve the quality of Irsha mouthrinse, we can practically administer it instead of Oral-B mouthrinse.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: WU Dentistry. Oral surgery
Divisions: Journals > Journal of Mashhad Dental School
Depositing User: jmds jmds
Date Deposited: 23 Sep 2017 14:01
Last Modified: 23 Sep 2017 14:01
URI: http://eprints.mums.ac.ir/id/eprint/2691

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