Determining the antibacterial strength of commercially available mouthrinses in Uganda (Kampala) against Streptococcus mutans
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This in-vitro experiment was conducted to test the antibacterial activity of different mouthrinses commonly used in the urban centers, on the dental bacteria Streptococcus mutans. 6 different brands of mouthrinses were used namely; Toothex, Nana herbal, Tyzorin, Tooth Heal, Mannyo Teethmix and Tooche drops. The antimicrobial activity on Streptococcus mutans was determined by using Agar well diffusion method. The study proved that a regular mouthrinse, D was more effective than the herbal mouthrinses. The variations in antimicrobial activity of tested mouthrinses were run simultaneously against ciprofloxacin. Their activity is directly related to the presence of antimicrobial compositions in their formulations. The antimicrobial composition of the different brands determined by their effectiveness provides a better choice to the individual as a way of controlling oral biofilms and other diseases related to the tested organism.