The Antimicrobial Effect of Coconut Oil and its Fatty Acids on Oral Microorganisms Compared to Chlorhexidine Mouth Rinse: An in vitro Study.

Al ISMAIL, MARIA.
2017-04-14T13:28:17.317Z

Abstract: Aim: Due to the antiseptic characteristic of its main ingredients (monolauric and monocapric fatty acids), coconut oil poses a promising natural antibacterial alternative to chemically-based mouth rinses to fight cariogenic oral microorganisms. Several studies have shown the antimicrobial activity of its fatty acids against different oral biofilm. Although there is some research on cocon... read more

Subjects
Tufts University. School of Dental Medicine.
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http://hdl.handle.net/10427/010732
ID: tufts:20205
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