Corpus ID: 10483713

Effect of oil-pulling on dental caries causing bacteria

  title={Effect of oil-pulling on dental caries causing bacteria},
  author={Thangarajan Durai Anand and Chitra Pothiraj and R. Gopinath and B. Kayalvizhi},
  journal={African Journal of Microbiology Research},
The effect of oil-pulling on the reduction of total count of bacteria was determined. There was a remarkable reduction in the total count of bacteria. The process of oil-pulling reduced the susceptibility of a host to dental caries. The in-vitro antibacterial activity of sesame oil against dental caries causing bacteria was determined. Streptococcus mutans and Lactobacillus acidophilus were found to be moderately sensitive to the sesame oil.   Key words: Antibacterial activity… Expand
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