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Antimicrobial effect of propolis on Streptococcus mutans

Author: Ghada Y ABDUL-RAHMAN
Journal: Al-Rafidain Dental Journal مجلة الرافدين لطب الأسنان ISSN: 18121217 Year: 2002 Volume: 2 Issue: 3 Pages: 299-303
Publisher: Mosul University جامعة الموصل

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We choose two types of propolis extracts; watery and ethanolic; to estimate their activity against the most cariogenic microorganism; Streptococcus mutans, and evaluate this activity in vitro compared with chlorohexidine and tetracycline as negative controls, using the turbidity method, Both watery extract of propolis - WEP and ethanolic extract of propolis - EEP - show good inhibitory effect with significant variance compared with chlorohexidine, which also had better effect than tetracycline against Streptococcus mutans. The WEP at (1%) was the best antimicrobial solution in this study.

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