Journal of Applied Dental
and Medical Sciences
Journal of Applied Dental and Medical Sciences is A Quarterly Published

ISSN : 2454-2288

Infobase Index Factor : 2.8

ABSTRACT

Microbial Contamination Of Toothbrush In Relation To Their Storage Place

Bayan Alkhatheri, Dalia Alabasi, Ghadeer Alkufairi, Dalia Abdelazim

ABSTRACT

To emphasize the relation between types and level of microbial bio burden of tooth brush and site of storage. Methods: Thirty participants were asked to keep their toothbrush inside the bathroom with combined toilet after brushing and another 30 participants were asked to keep the tooth brush outside the bathroom after brushing. The toothbrushes were then examined for certain groups of microorganisms. Data was analyzed using SPSS. Results: There was a statistically significant difference in the mean log10 values of plate count of "Mac" between test and control groups. On the other hand, there was no statistically significant difference in the mean log10 values of plate count of "Sabroud" and "Blood" between test and control groups. Conclusion: Tooth brushes kept inside the bathroom can be a potent source of contamination with fecal-oral E.colias this could be an unrecognized cause of many health problems whether oral or systemic.

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