Friday, December 19, 2008

Propolis Boosts Antimicrobial Action of Mouthwash

Determination of the Maximum Inhibitory Dilution of Cetylpyridinium Chloride-Based Mouthwashes Against Staphylococcus Aureus: An in vitro Study
J Appl Oral Sci, 2008 Aug;16(4):275-9

The aim of this in vitro study was to determine the maximum inhibitory dilution (MID) of four cetylpyridinium chloride (CPC)-based mouthwashes: CPC+Propolis, CPC+Malva, CPC+Eucaliptol+Juá+Romã+Propolis (Natural Honey(R) and CPC (Cepacol(R), against 28 Staphylococcus aureus field strains, using the agar dilution method…

Data were submitted to Kruskal-Wallis test, showing that the MID of Cepacol(R) was lower than that determined for the other products.

In conclusion, CPC-mouthwashes showed antimicrobial activity against S. aureus and the addition of other substances to CPC improved its antimicrobial effect.

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