Akshay R Yadav
Mouthwash is a liquid accessory to clean and maintain the health of our teeth for oral hygiene. Several herbal mouthwash and herbal extracts have been tested in vitro and in vivo in search of suitable adjunct to mechanical therapy for long term use. In this study, we aimed to look at the antimicrobial effect of herbal mouthwash on selected microorganisms. The main purposes of using mouthwashes are it can be used at home as routine to maintain good oral hygiene, mouthwash provides anti-inflammatory, anti-microbial activity, it is used prior to and after oral surgery procedures such as tooth extraction as prophylaxis, the purpose of mouthwash after brushing is to clean. Natural herbs such as guava, neem and tulsi and many others are used as single or in combination have been scientifically proven to be safe and effective medicine against oral health problems such as bleeding gums, halitosis, mouth ulcers, and preventing tooth decay without side. The anti-inflammatory and anti-infectious properties of tulsi make it a powerful treatment for gum disease. Chewing of tulsi leaves helps clear ulcers and infections of the mouth. As in mouthwash, Psidium guajava extract is useful against bad breath and for maintaining healthy gums.
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