Chewing-Stick Practices Using Plants with Anti-Streptococcal Activity in a Ugandan Rural Community

  title={Chewing-Stick Practices Using Plants with Anti-Streptococcal Activity in a Ugandan Rural Community},
  author={Charles Okot Odongo and Nathan Lubowa Musisi and Paul Waako and Celestino Obua},
  journal={Frontiers in Pharmacology},
Background: The high dental disease burden in developing countries has created a need to explore and develop cheap and accessible methods of dental disease prevention. Traditional toothbrushes (chewing-sticks) prepared from specific plants have been used for dental hygiene for generations. When properly used, chewing-sticks may be as effective as synthetic toothbrushes. This study set out to describe traditional chewing-stick practices in a Ugandan rural community, and evaluate the… 

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