Lubna Fadhil Shallal

Department of Periodontology, College of Dentistry, University of Baghdad, Baghdad, Iraq


  • Research Article   
    Evaluating the Antibacterial Activities of Thymus Vulgaris L. Essential Oil against Streptococcus Oralis in Vitro Study
    Author(s): Lubna Fadhil Shallal* and Maha Abdul-Aziz Ahmed

    Background: Dental biofilm acting a major factor in the cause of gingivitis and periodontitis. The primary colonizers of dental biofilm are of large magnitude in the sequence steps of biofilm creation. Streptococci make about 60% to 80% of oral bacteria existing in the biofilm which shaped on surfaces of teeth. Chemical anti-biofilm agents were used for dental biofilm control and gingivitis prevention which then prevent periodontitis but it has several side effects which necessitates the need for an anti-biofilm agent that has fewer side effects. Thymus vulgaris L. essential oil has been shown to make bacteriostatic and bactericidal effects toward several dental biofilm bacteria. Nevertheless, the antibacterial effect of it on primary dental biofilm colonizer (Streptococcus oralis) has never been tested which was investigated in this study. Aim: .. Read More»

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