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Year : 2015  |  Volume : 8  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 24-27

Formulation and evalution of new polyherbal toothpaste for oral care

Department of Pharmachemistry, KLES College of Pharmacy, Belagavi, Karnataka, India

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Prof. Basavaraj M Dinnimath
Department of Pharmachemistry, KLES College of Pharmacy, Belagavi, Karnataka
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/2349-5006.158217

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Aim and Objective: The main objective of this research was to formulate medicated polyherbal toothpaste with better antimicrobial activity from natural sources for dental infections. Materials and Method: The hydroalcoholic extracts of apple peel, lemon peel, orange peel, banana peel was carried out and the formulated toothpaste from the above extracts were subjected for antimicrobial activity study against Gram-positive bacteria (Staphylococcus aureus, Enterococcus faecalis, Streptococcus mutans) and Gram-negative bacteria (Porphyromonas gingivalis). Results: Antibacterial activity of the toothpaste was determined by the 2-fold serial dilution method. All the extract has showed good antimicrobial against P. gingivalis, with apple extract showing the best result (7.8 mg/ml). Conclusion: Thus, our study shows the potent antibacterial activity of the formulated polyherbal toothpaste compared with the marketed formulation against dental caries.

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