Antibacterial activity of Some mouthwash Solutions against Staphylococcus lentus Isolated from Mouth Infections

  • Sameer Abdulameer Alash Department of Biology, College of Science, University of Baghdad, Baghdad, Iraq
  • Maoj Qassim Mohammed Department of Biology, College of Science, University of Baghdad, Baghdad, Iraq
Keywords: Staphylococcus lentus, Cetylpyridinium chloride, phenols andsodium fluoride

Abstract

A total of nine swab samples were collected from inflamed teeth and gingiva of human’soral cavity from a dentist clinic in Baghdad. All specimens were cultured in Mitis Salivarius agar medium and the isolated bacterial pure colonies werethen identified by using VITEK2. Three samples were diagnosed and identified as Staphylococcus lentus. One of the three isolates which showed a distinctive heavy growth on the media was selected for further analysis in this study. Paper disk diffusion method was used to detect the antibacterial activityof three of mouthwash solutions (Zak, Colgate and Listerine). The results showed that “Colgate†was the most active solution with antibacterial activity compared with the other two solutions.

Published
2019-12-29
How to Cite
Alash, S. A., & Mohammed, M. Q. (2019). Antibacterial activity of Some mouthwash Solutions against Staphylococcus lentus Isolated from Mouth Infections. Iraqi Journal of Science, 60(12), 2583-2589. https://doi.org/10.24996/ijs.2019.60.12.6
Section
Biology