STUDY OF PREVALENCE AND SENSITIVITY PATTERN OF DENTAL PLAQUE BACTERIA AGAINST ANTIBIOTICS AND POMEGRANATEAbstract
Dental plaque, biofilms of microorganisms on tooth surface, plays an important role in the development of caries and periodontal disease. Our aim was to check the prevalence of bacteria in dental plaque and to test in vitro antibacterial activity of antibiotics and pomrgranate extracts against dental plaque bacteria. Doxycycline and clindamycin showed highest range of antibacterial activity against the dental plaque bacteria. Ethanolic extract of pomegranate seeds was compared with petroleum ether seed extract. Both extract of Punica granatum had equal antibacterial activity except Staphylococcus sp. We recommend more studies to demonstrate practical approaches of using natural materials on the oral biofilms.
Archana Devi*, Virender Singh and A.B. Bhatt
Department of Botany and Microbiology, HNB Garhwal University Department, Srinagar 246 174 Uttrakhand, India
16 July, 2012
21 November, 2012
29 November, 2012
01 December, 2012