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Clean effect of a cetylpyridinium chloride-based mouthwash on removable orthodontic appliances

  • Journal of Korean society of Dental Hygiene
  • Abbr : J Korean Soc Dent Hyg
  • 2023, 23(4), pp.227-234
  • DOI : 10.13065/jksdh.20230025
  • Publisher : Korean Society of Dental Hygiene
  • Research Area : Medicine and Pharmacy > Dentistry
  • Received : August 1, 2023
  • Accepted : August 22, 2023
  • Published : August 30, 2023

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1동서대학교 보건과학과
2동서대학교 보건과학과, 치위생학과

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ABSTRACT

Objectives: Cetylpyridinium chloride CPC-based mouthwashes are well known to have no harmful ingredients in the mouth and can be used for a long time. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effect of using CPC-based mouthwashes to suppress the biofilm formation and antibiotics for handling orthodontic appliances. Methods: To measure the antibacterial effect, Streptococcus mutans (S. mutans) cultured orthodontic appliances were precipitated in Gargreen and Polident for 5 minutes, incubated at 37°C for 24 hours(h). In order to measure the biofilm removal effect, the degree of biofilm formation on the orthodontic appliances was stained with a methylene blue and the difference before and after was compared using image J software program (NIH Image J; NIH, Bethesda, MD). Results: The viability of S. mutans according to the concentration showed that Gargreen and Polident inhibited colony formation compared to the control, respectively (p<0.01). The degree of biofilm formation was significantly higher in the control, however both Gargreen and Polident significantly reduced it compared to the before and after condition on removable orthodontic appliances (p<0.01). Conclusions: This study suggests that the use of Gargreen, a cetylpyridinium chloride based oral cleaning cleanser, could be replaced by Polident for antibacterial effect and biofilm formation on removable orthodontic appliances.

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