Tea protects against dental caries. - GreenMedInfo Summary

Abstract Title:

Antibacterial activity of Camellia sinensis extracts against dental caries.

Abstract Source:

Arch Pharm Res. 1998 Jun;21(3):348-52. PMID: 9875456

Abstract Author(s):

A Rasheed, M Haider

Article Affiliation:

Faculty of Pharmacy, University of the Punjab, Lahore, Pakistan.


Different bacteria were separated from saliva and teeth of cariogenic patients and identified by a variety of morphological and biochemical tests. Extracts of green tea strongly inhibited Escherichia coli, Streptococcus salivarius and Streptococcus mutans. The antibacterial effect of green and black tea extracts were compared with those of amoxicillin, cephradine and eugenol.

Study Type : In Vitro Study
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