Antimicrobial activity produced by six dentifrices.

L. Settembrini, J. Gultz, R. Boylan, W. Scherer

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    The antimicrobial activity of six commercially available dentifrices and positive and negative controls as they come into contact with Streptococcus mutans, S. sanguis, and Actinomyces viscosus commonly found in the oral cavity. Sterile discs treated with the dentifrices were placed on agar plates with the controls. Zones of microbial inhibition were measured in millimeters after 48 hours. All of the test dentifrices demonstrated antimicrobial activity against the bacteria.

    Original languageEnglish (US)
    Pages (from-to)286-288
    Number of pages3
    JournalGeneral dentistry
    Issue number3
    StatePublished - 1998

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • General Dentistry


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