Bacteriostatic Effect of Lemon Fruit Juice: It's Potential as an Oral Rinsing Agent

  title={Bacteriostatic Effect of Lemon Fruit Juice: It's Potential as an Oral Rinsing Agent},
  author={Yoji Kato and K. Otsubo and Rinae Furuya and Yui Suemichi and Chiaki Nagayama},
  journal={Journal of Oral Hygiene \& Health},
Objective: Rinsing with povidone-iodine solutions is commonly used for oral care. However, a heavy use of these solutions may damage the oral mucosa and cause an infection atrium. On the other hand, food-derived organic acids are known to have antimicrobial activity. In this study, we investigated the usefulness of lemon juice for routine oral care by comparing its antibacterial activity with that of a povidone-iodine solution. Methods: Mouth rinsing was performed using diluted lemon juice… Expand

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