About the Journal

Download [This article belongs to Volume - 64, Issue - 02]

Abstract : This research aims to study the effect of brushing teeth with a 50% miswak extract and brushing teeth by using a tooth stick of miswak on cariogenic bacteria such as Streptococcus mutants and Lactobacillus. The saliva of 30 volunteer children in age 6-12 month for long time were collected and separated into two groups and after that analyzed salivary tests some time recently and after brushing the teeth with a miswak extricate 50% and brushing teeth by employing a tooth stick of miswak and examining its impact on Streptococcus mutants and Lactobacillus by serial process of dilution into the agar plates Mitis salivarius and Rogosa separately. It was found that the miswak have an effective impact by eliminating the cariogenic microscopic organisms or contributed to decreasing them, where the most prominent diminish was when brushing teeth with a miswak extract 50% at that point brushing teeth by employing a tooth stick of miswak, and within the case of the comparison of the sexual orientation, the number of germs in guys has diminished more in cariogenic microbes compared to the number of females examined. This study illustrated the potential useful impact of extracting Miswak 50% as an ordinary fabric for brushing teeth and the practice of modern verbal hygiene.