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Effect of Magnetized Water Mouthrinse on Streptococcus mutans in Plaque and Saliva in Children: An in vivo Study

Anil K Goyal, Ambika S Rathore, Mamta Garg, Abhishek Khairwa

Citation Information : Goyal AK, Rathore AS, Garg M, Khairwa A. Effect of Magnetized Water Mouthrinse on Streptococcus mutans in Plaque and Saliva in Children: An in vivo Study. Int J Clin Pediatr Dent 2017; 10 (4):335-339.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10005-1461

License: CC BY-NC 4.0

Published Online: 00-12-2017

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2017; Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers (P) Ltd.


Abstract

Aim

This study was conducted to evaluate and compare the antimicrobial efficacy of magnetized water as a mouthwash on colony count of Streptococcus mutans in children.

Materials and methods

Total sample size of 30 children were selected out of screened 290 children by simple random sampling between the age group of 7 and 12 years. The study was conducted over a period of 2 weeks. After selection of the children according to inclusion and exclusion criteria, children were allowed using 10 mL of 72 hours magnetized water for 3 minutes twice in a day for a period of 2 weeks, and further plaque and saliva samples were collected at 1- and 2-week intervals from baseline. Microbiological analysis of plaque and saliva samples was done by Dentocult SM strip kit (Orion Diagnostica, Finland), and the results were statistically analyzed and tabulated.

Results

Statistically, there was highly significant reduction in S. mutans count in plaque as well as in saliva after 1- and 2-week intervals from baseline.

Conclusion

So, finally our study showed that magnetized water is as effective a mouthwash against S. mutans and has better action in plaque as compared with saliva. It can be used as an adjunct to commercially available mouthwashes.

How to cite this article

Goyal AK, Rathore AS, Garg M, Mathur R, Sharma M, Khairwa A. Effect of Magnetized Water Mouthrinse on Streptococcus mutans in Plaque and Saliva in Children: An in vivo Study. Int J Clin Pediatr Dent 2017;10(4):335-339.


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