2018, Vol. 4 Issue 2, Part E
Efficacy of different concentrations of glycerol in dissolving dental plaque
AUTHOR(S): Manohara A Bhat Y, Ravichandra Udupa, Devikripa Bhat, KVV Prasad and Dheeraj Trivedi
ABSTRACT:Glycerol is one of the effective plaque dissolving agents, which dissolves the important plaque adhering polysaccharide called dextran. The study used 25%, 50%, 75% and 90% glycerine and glass-distilled-water without adding any solute as control solvents and adding pure-dextran [Himedia, India] at 10%, 20%, 30%, 40%, 50% and 60% concentrations were used as standard solutions. Test solutions were prepared by mixing equal amount of collected pooled-dental plaque with the same solvents. Colorimetric Phenol-sulphuric-acid method was used to estimate the level of dissolved dextran using spectrophotometer [Shimadzu-UV-1700, Japan]. Both calculations by factor (slope) analysis and Multi calibration graphical methods showed similar results, where glass distilled water showed 14.80 %, glycerine showed 12.30%, 18.79%, 30.10% and 30.94% dissolution of plaque dextran at 25%, 50%, 75% and 90% respectively. By observing the properties, swishing of 50-75% of glycerol for 3-5min considered to be ideal for the use of dental plaque control.
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How to cite this article:
Manohara A Bhat Y, Ravichandra Udupa, Devikripa Bhat, KVV Prasad, Dheeraj Trivedi. Efficacy of different concentrations of glycerol in dissolving dental plaque. Int J Appl Dent Sci 2018;4(2):305-309.