In vitro Antimicrobial Activity of Some Commercial Toothpastes

  title={In vitro Antimicrobial Activity of Some Commercial Toothpastes},
  author={Gerald Ngo Teke and Ngolle Godwill Enongene and Akah Roland Tiagha},
  journal={International Journal of Current Microbiology and Applied Sciences},
The mouth is continually being bombarded by the various rudiments of nature and when coupled with a perpetual warm and moist climate, serves as a hot bed for the resident and development of numerous microbial populations (Oranusi and Akhigbe, 2013). Pathogenic and nonpathogenic bacteria are constant residents of the human mouth. Dental caries, also known as tooth decay or a cavity, is an infection, generally bacterial in origin, localized and transmissible, that results in the destruction of… 

Potential Application of Bacillus subtilis Lipopeptides in Toothpaste Formulation

Toothpaste is a gel dentifrice used with a toothbrush as an accessory to clean, keep and promotes oral hygiene. Bio toothpaste is the toothpaste that contains biologically active ingredient. In the

The efficiency of natural wound healing and bacterial biofilm inhibition of Aloe vera and Sodium Chloride toothpaste preparation

The alternative use of an herbal toothpaste instead of a non-herbal toothpaste formulation should be considered for promoting oral health care, however, further clinical studies are necessary before it can be considering for patient use.

The comparison of antimicrobial effects of herbal and chemical agents on toothpaste: An experimental study

At full concentration, herbal and chemical toothpastes have the same antimacterial effect, but by reducing the concentration, the antimicrobial effect of herbal toothpaste is reduced compared with the chemical one.

Physico-chemical properties and antibacterial drug performance of amoxicillin from streets in Bamenda, Cameroon

Some of the amoxicillin samples studied in this paper showed significant differences in their weights and performances (antibacterial activities), probably the required amount of API was not respected.

Effect of Triclosan and Sodium Monofluorophosphate on Plaque Reduction

Triclosan Toothpaste users experienced significant reduction in plaque accumulation as compared to the sodium monofluorophosphate toothpaste users, and at 3-weeks, Triclosan provided statistically significantly greater reductions than sodium mon ofluorophile in plaque reduction.

Other Applications of Optical Clearing Agents

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Comparative Analysis of the Antibacterial Potentials of Some Brands of Toothpaste Commonly Used In Umuahia Abia State

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Antimicrobial Efficacy of Different Toothpastes and Mouthrinses: An In Vitro Study

  • M. Prasanth
  • Medicine, Biology
    Dental research journal
  • 2011
In the present study, it has been demonstrated that triclosan containing toothpastes formulations are more effective in control of oral microflora compared to non-triclosancontaining synthetic toothpaste and mouthrinses.

In Vitro Study to Investigate the Antimicrobial Efficacy of Different Toothpastes and Mouth Rinses.

Results from the in vitro study have shown that toothpaste formulation containing natural antimicrobial agents were more effective in controlling the oral microflora.

Toothpaste formulation efficacy in reducing oral flora

The results from this study indicate the need for further research into the possible value of toothpaste for reducing oral bacterial flora.

Evaluation of the antimicrobial activity of dentifrices on human oral bacteria.

Different in vitro and ex vivo analyses show that the triclosan/copolymer dentif Rice has significant antimicrobial activity on oral bacteria, including species causing dental caries, periodontitis, and oral halitosis, and it provides superior efficacy compared to the stannous fluoride/sodium hexametaphosphate/zinc lactate dentifrice.

Antimicrobial activity of toothpastes containing natural extracts, chlorhexidine or triclosan.

The results indicated that all formulations, except for conventional toothpaste (Sorriso®), showed antimicrobial activity against Gram-positive bacteria and yeasts, and the toothpaste containing natural extracts was the only product able to inhibit the growth of Pseudomonas aeruginosa.

Efficacy of some antibacterial agents against Streptococcus mutans associated with tooth decay

Testing of various extracts of Punica grantum, red and white fruit juice, fruit crust and three tooth pastes with comparison to standard antibiotics found that the effects of pomegranate extracts are between the limits of standard antibiotics.

Triclosan and sodium lauryl sulphate mouthwashes (I). Effects on salivary bacterial counts.

The results indicate that triclosan and SLS provide some persistence of antimicrobial activity in the oral cavity when used at relatively high dose compared to a toothpaste vehicle.


It is advocated that brushing the teeth for 5 to 10 minutes will allow for enough contact time for toothpaste to act on oral microbes and importantly pathogens for maximum result of good oral hygiene.

The Effects of selected toothpaste on the microbial flora of the mouth of GOU Student

The study of the effects of some toothpastes on the bacteria isolated from the mouth of students of Godfrey Okoye University Enugu found that bacteria (Streptococcus spp, Lactobacillius spp and Staphylococci spp) were susceptible to antibiotic contents of the toothpaste.