Inhibitory Effect of Verjuice Against Some Dental Decay Bacterial Species
Keywords:tooth decay, antibiotics, bacteria.
People in most countries suffer from tooth decay due to various reasons, and the germs responsible for tooth decay show an increase in resistance towards standard antibiotics used in treatment because of the inappropriate and indiscriminate use of these antibiotics. This study aimed to search for natural products that have fewer side effects and are more effective for treatment. Natural verjuice was used to study its effectiveness against some bacterial species including Escherichia coli, Streptococcus mutans, Staphylococcus aureus, and Pseudomonas aeruginosa that cause caries, which were obtained from the Microbiology Research Laboratory in a previous study. The results showed the superiority of the effectiveness of verjuice over the effectiveness of most of the selected antibiotics against the studied bacteria, which confirms its effectiveness as a natural product without the need to extract the active substances with organic solvents.
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