Efficacy of Magnetized Water as a Mouthrinse in Comparison to Chlorhexidine digluconate (0.2%) Against Candida Albicans: An in vitro Study
Author(s): Sanaa Ammar Qassabbashe*, Afrah Khazal Al-Hamadany
Background: Obvious elevation of yeasts occurs after insertion of orthodontic appliances, colonization with C. albicans is actually important to orthodontists due to the possible cariogenic effect of these microorganisms. Objectives: The goal of this study was to estimate the antifungal effectiveness of magnetized water as a natural mouthrinse and the possibility of its use as alternative to the synthetic mouthrinse. Materials and method: In glass containers, 100 ml of distilled water was prepared and each container was surrounded by two magnets. The chlorhexidine 0.2% mouthrinse (Wisdom-England) was used as control positive, while the distilled water was used as a control negative, as well as the experimental mouth rinses include magnetized water prepared at high magnetic power 3000 Gs and at low magnetic power 1000 G. The agar well diffusion method was used to investigate the antifungal susceptibility. One way (ANOVA) and the more sensitive Duncan’s multiple range tests were used to evaluate the presence of significant difference between the groups. Results: The chlorhexidine had the highest mean value followed by high magnetized water and low magnetized water respectively while the distilled water did not display any inhibitory effect against Candida albicans. Conclusion: It might be conducted that magnetized water can be used as a natural, adjunctive antifungal mouthrinse as it has approximately comparable effect on Candida albicans as synthetic mouthrinse chlorhexidine.