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39. Assessment of the Effectiveness of Antiseptic Mouthwash Products against Oral Microbiota

By Angel Shue


Mouthwash detergents help prevent cavities (dental caries), gum disease (such as gingivitis), slow down the buildup of plaque (biofilms formed by buccal microbiota) and help fight bad breath. These antibacterial products kill bacteria, or hinder their reproduction. Some antiseptic products inhibit growth and reproduction of many microorganisms, including bacteria, as well as fungi, protozoa, and viruses. Mouthwashes that kill or reduce bacterial load in the buccal cavity can reduce the production of sulfur compounds that can cause bad breath. Common ingredients in mouthwashes include cetylpyridinium chloride (CPC), zinc chloride, alcohol and chlorhexidine which can neutralize sulfur compounds as well as kill bacteria. Our main objective in this project is to assess the effectiveness of different mouthwash brands with a view to give scientifically sound advice people on the best products for use

Topics: Biology
Publisher: Nighthawks Open Institutional Repository
Year: 2019
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