International Journal of Advanced Research and Development

International Journal of Advanced Research and Development


International Journal of Advanced Research and Development
International Journal of Advanced Research and Development
Vol. 3, Issue 6 (2018)

Effect of herbal medicine on primary plaque colonizers: An in vitro study


Dr. Maya Mhaske, Shraddha Bhandari, Dr. Jyoti Magare, Karan Jadhav, Dr. S. R. Lahoti

Objective: The aim was to assess the antimicrobial efficacy of triphala gel at various concentrations against primary plaque colonizers. Material & Methods: Triphala gel was prepared at various concentrations 6.25%, 12.5%, 25%, 50%.The antimicrobial efficacy testing of triphala gel against these bacteria was done by agar well disc diffusion method. Results: All the concentrations inhibited the growth of primary plaque colonizers maximum zone of inhibition was seen at 50% for all the primary plaque colonizers. Conclusion: Triphala gel has the potential to inhibit the growth of primary plaque colonizers and can be used as an antiplaque agent and used in prevention of dental and periodontal diseases.
Pages : 37-40