International Journal of Applied Research
Vol. 4, Issue 2, Part D (2018)
Patanjali Dant Kanti: Is it worth all the hype!? Comparative evaluation with other herbal dentifrices for efficacy against S. mutans
Shibani Vyas and Sadanand Kulkarni
The world is shifting towards natural products for a healthier lifestyle. Today the market is flooded with herbal products and dentistry is no exception to this.
Aim: To compare and evaluate the effectiveness of the popular herbal dentifrices in fighting against the oral microorganisms.
Materials and methods: This in-vitro study evaluated the antimicrobial efficacy of popular commercially available herbal toothpastes against S. mutans. The antimicrobial property of the popular commercially available herbal toothpastes was tested using the disk diffusion method against S. mutans. The resulting inhibition halos were compared, which determined their effectiveness.
Results: The bacteria were sensitive to all the toothpastes tested to varying degrees.
Conclusion: All herbal dentifrices tested had antimicrobial activity. Patanjali Dant Kanti was most effective amongst all.
How to cite this article:
Shibani Vyas, Sadanand Kulkarni. Patanjali Dant Kanti: Is it worth all the hype!? Comparative evaluation with other herbal dentifrices for efficacy against S. mutans. Int J Appl Res 2018;4(2):212-215.