Oxidizing Effect of Ozonated-Water on Microbial Balance in the Oral Ecosystem

Razak, Fathilah Abdul and Musa, Md Yusoff and Abusin, Husham Amra Mahmod and Salleh, Nosizana Mohd (2019) Oxidizing Effect of Ozonated-Water on Microbial Balance in the Oral Ecosystem. Journal of the College of Physicians and Surgeons Pakistan, 29 (4). pp. 387-389. ISSN 1022-386X, DOI https://doi.org/10.29271/jcpsp.2019.04.387.

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Official URL: https://doi.org/10.29271/jcpsp.2019.04.387


Application of ozone is recommended for sterilisation in dental procedures. This study explored the antimicrobial effect of 0.1 ppm ozonated-water on selected common oral commensals. Based on deviation of their growth curves pattern upon ozone treatment, the inhibitory effect of ozone was determined. SEM examination of the ozone-treated microbes recorded its possible morphological effect. Findings suggested a bacteriostatic action of ozone when microbes were treated at the early phase, while, it was bactericidal when treated during the active phase of the growth cycle. Hence, suggesting rinsing the oral cavity with ozonated-water at 0.1 ppm immediately after tooth brushing may suppress microbial growth and slow biofilm formation. While, rinsing on already developed biofilm may result in microbial cell lysis that halted microbial growth and reduce microbial population in the biofilm. Both justify the great potential of ozone (0.1 ppm) for use as antimicrobial agent for the control of biofilm development in the oral cavity. © 2019 College of Physicians and Surgeons Pakistan. All rights reserved.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Bactericidal; Bacteriostatic; Candida; Oral biofilm; Streptococcus
Subjects: Q Science > Q Science (General)
Q Science > QR Microbiology
R Medicine > RK Dentistry
Divisions: Faculty of Dentistry
Faculty of Science > Institute of Biological Sciences
Depositing User: Ms. Juhaida Abd Rahim
Date Deposited: 05 Feb 2020 03:07
Last Modified: 05 Feb 2020 03:07
URI: http://eprints.um.edu.my/id/eprint/23667

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