Journal of
Dentistry and Oral Hygiene

  • Abbreviation: J. Dent. Oral Hyg.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 2141-2472
  • DOI: 10.5897/JDOH
  • Start Year: 2009
  • Published Articles: 137

Table of Content: October 2014; 6(6)

October 2014

Periodontopathogenic bacterial species among patients with periodontal diseases at Mulago Hospital Dental Clinic in Kampala, Uganda: A cross-section study

Periodontal diseases (PD) are disorders of the supporting structures of the teeth caused by components of the plaque that develop on the hard root surface adjacent to the soft tissues. Periodontal disease is caused by bacteria living in plaque biofilms. These bacteria also affect dental implants, causing peri-implantitis, and eventually implant failure. Early diagnosis and treatment to eliminate or significantly reduce...

Author(s): Gerald Mboowa, Francis Ocheng, Alfred Okeng and Freddie Bwanga,  

October 2014

Effectiveness of chlorhexidine and sodium hypochlorite to reduce Enterococcus faecalis biofilm biomass

Bacteria present in biofilm show an increased resistance to antimicrobial activity of endodontic irrigants, and the persistence of these microorganisms after chemomechanical preparation may lead to endodontic treatment failure. Thus, the aim of this study was to evaluate the effectiveness of sodium hypochlorite (NaOCl) and chlorhexidine (CHX) to reduce E. faecalis biofilm biomass. Biofilms built by Enterococcus faecalis...

Author(s): Julio Cezar Machado Oliveira, Luis Renan Oliveira Brito and Lucio Souza Gonçalves