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2020
Abstract:
This research addresses whether nontraditional oral hygiene regimes provide antimicrobial efficacy comparable to commercially available synthetic mouthwashes. A common interest among holistic communities is "oil pulling"--a practice originating in ancient Ayurveda oral hygiene. It consists of rinsing the mouth with vegetable oils, of which sesame and coconut oils are preferred, to enhance oral hygiene. This study focused on whether oil pulling reduces cariogenic Streptococcus mutans to the same degree as does common mouthwash. Volunteers above age 18 were to participate in this UWF-IRB-approved study. Participants would provide oral rinses of 20mL with sterile saline before and after treatments of Listerine®, or pulling oil; the rinses were transported to the lab to test for S. mutans and other oral bacteria. After the first round of treatments were complete, a 1-week "reset" period allowed normal microbial flora to re-establish, after which another treatment regime began; the cycle continued until all participants underwent all treatments. Samples were plated on a highly selective medium, favoring growth of S. mutans. Samples were also used to inoculate two broth dilution-tube series consisting of 1) a non-selective general medium TSB, and 2) a S. mutans-selective medium. Preliminary trials of this protocol showed that Listerine® reduced S. mutans and other oral bacteria by over 1-thousand-fold. Furthermore, almost all visible background growth was eliminated from the media plates after Listerine® treatment.
Title: Oral hygiene regimes: how oil pulling and conventional mouthwashes affect dental biofilms, focus on Cariogenic Streptococci.
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Name(s): Bercier, Charles H., IV, author.
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Bibliography
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Academic Theses.
Electronic Thesis Or Dissertation.
Issuance: monographic
Date Created: 2020
Date Issued: 2020
Other Date: 2020.
Publisher: University of West Florida,
Place of Publication: Pensacola, Florida :
Physical Form: electronic resource
Extent: 1 online resource (13 pages : illustrations, charts)
Language(s): eng
Abstract: This research addresses whether nontraditional oral hygiene regimes provide antimicrobial efficacy comparable to commercially available synthetic mouthwashes. A common interest among holistic communities is "oil pulling"--a practice originating in ancient Ayurveda oral hygiene. It consists of rinsing the mouth with vegetable oils, of which sesame and coconut oils are preferred, to enhance oral hygiene. This study focused on whether oil pulling reduces cariogenic Streptococcus mutans to the same degree as does common mouthwash. Volunteers above age 18 were to participate in this UWF-IRB-approved study. Participants would provide oral rinses of 20mL with sterile saline before and after treatments of Listerine®, or pulling oil; the rinses were transported to the lab to test for S. mutans and other oral bacteria. After the first round of treatments were complete, a 1-week "reset" period allowed normal microbial flora to re-establish, after which another treatment regime began; the cycle continued until all participants underwent all treatments. Samples were plated on a highly selective medium, favoring growth of S. mutans. Samples were also used to inoculate two broth dilution-tube series consisting of 1) a non-selective general medium TSB, and 2) a S. mutans-selective medium. Preliminary trials of this protocol showed that Listerine® reduced S. mutans and other oral bacteria by over 1-thousand-fold. Furthermore, almost all visible background growth was eliminated from the media plates after Listerine® treatment.
Identifier: 1153936619 (oclc), WFE0000704 (IID)
Note(s): Charles H. Bercier, IV.
Department of Biology, University of West Florida.
Thesis (Kugelman Honors Program) University of West Florida 2020
Includes bibliographical references.
Subject(s): University of West Florida
Mouth -- Care and hygiene
Mouthwashes
Academic theses
Library Classification: LD1807.F62k 2020 B473
Persistent Link to This Record: Read full text online
Restrictions on Access: Available online via FL-Islandora.
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Host Institution: UWF

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