IN VITRO ANTI BACTERIAL ACTIVITY OF CLOVE AND PEPPER ON STREPTOCOCCUS MUTANS

  • Geetha R V
  • Geetha R V

Abstract

Dental caries is an oral disease of bacterial origin that causes demineralization and destruction of tooth structure. Streptococcus mutans is Grampositive
bacteria
that play
a vital
role
in the formation
of tooth
decay.
Instead
of opting for
synthetic
antibacterial
substances, natural
therapy
can
be
followed.
Various
spices have
bactericidal
properties
that
can
be
used
to
prevent
tooth
decay.
Clove
is an herb,
used
as a spice
that has
effective

bactericidal
action.
Black pepper
has
been
named
the “black goldâ€
for
its
wide therapeutic
uses. The
effect
of these
spices
on
Streptococcus
mutants

is
studied
using
disc diffusion
technique.
The results
obtained from
our study
shows
that the
two
extracts
have
got a very
good
antibacterial
activity

against
S.
mutans.
Keywords: Bactericidal, Cariogenic, Dental caries, Disc diffusion.

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V, G. R., and G. R. V. “IN VITRO ANTI BACTERIAL ACTIVITY OF CLOVE AND PEPPER ON STREPTOCOCCUS MUTANS”. Asian Journal of Pharmaceutical and Clinical Research, Vol. 8, no. 5, Sept. 2015, pp. 269-70, https://innovareacademics.in/journals/index.php/ajpcr/article/view/6593.
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