Formulation and evaluation of new polyherbal germicidal toothpaste containing ajwain oil
The main object of the present research is to provide a formulation useful as natural herbal tooth paste which obviates the drawbacks of the earlier tooth pastes.And its to provide a good tooth paste which can give effective protection to teeth and free them from any toxicity or toxic residue and irritation when regularly used. It should be cosmetically acceptable having pleasant odour and should not leave stain on teeth or fingers after use. Brightening the teeth by removing stains would be a prerequisite of the formulation.Still another object of the present invention is highlight the potential of extract of ajwain seed in inhibiting the activity of Streptococcus mutans bacteria which are major cause of dental caries. The study attributed presence of naphthalene derivative responsible for such protective antibiofilm activity. Ajwain oil is proven to cure tooth pain. Along with equal parts of clove oil and water, it is used as home remedy to floss mouth and treat tooth ache, bad breath and tooth decay.
Keywords: Halitosis, Gingivitis and Periodontitis
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