Title

39. Assessment of the Effectiveness of Antiseptic Mouthwash Products against Oral Microbiota

Presenter Information

Angel ShueFollow

Faculty Mentor(s)

Davison Sangweme

Campus

Dahlonega

Proposal Type

Poster

Subject Area

Biology

Location

Floor

Start Date

22-3-2019 11:00 AM

End Date

22-3-2019 12:00 PM

Description/Abstract

Mouthwash detergents help prevent cavities (dental caries), gum disease (such as gingivitis), slow down the buildup of plaque (biofilms formed by buccal microbiota) and help fight bad breath. These antibacterial products kill bacteria, or hinder their reproduction. Some antiseptic products inhibit growth and reproduction of many microorganisms, including bacteria, as well as fungi, protozoa, and viruses. Mouthwashes that kill or reduce bacterial load in the buccal cavity can reduce the production of sulfur compounds that can cause bad breath. Common ingredients in mouthwashes include cetylpyridinium chloride (CPC), zinc chloride, alcohol and chlorhexidine which can neutralize sulfur compounds as well as kill bacteria. Our main objective in this project is to assess the effectiveness of different mouthwash brands with a view to give scientifically sound advice people on the best products for use.

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39. Assessment of the Effectiveness of Antiseptic Mouthwash Products against Oral Microbiota

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Mouthwash detergents help prevent cavities (dental caries), gum disease (such as gingivitis), slow down the buildup of plaque (biofilms formed by buccal microbiota) and help fight bad breath. These antibacterial products kill bacteria, or hinder their reproduction. Some antiseptic products inhibit growth and reproduction of many microorganisms, including bacteria, as well as fungi, protozoa, and viruses. Mouthwashes that kill or reduce bacterial load in the buccal cavity can reduce the production of sulfur compounds that can cause bad breath. Common ingredients in mouthwashes include cetylpyridinium chloride (CPC), zinc chloride, alcohol and chlorhexidine which can neutralize sulfur compounds as well as kill bacteria. Our main objective in this project is to assess the effectiveness of different mouthwash brands with a view to give scientifically sound advice people on the best products for use.