Review Article
Volume 19 Issue 11 - 2020
Control and Dispersal of Bacterial Biofilms on Orthodontic Ligatures Using Plant Wealth: An Overview
Rajesh Sawhney1* and Ravish Sharma2
1Department of Microbiology, Rayat Bahra Dental College and Hospital, Sahauran, Mohali, Punjab, India
2Orthodontist, Panchkula, Haryana, India
*Corresponding Author: Rajesh Sawhney, Department of Microbiology, Rayat Bahra Dental College and Hospital, Sahauran, Mohali, Punjab, India.
Received: August 21, 2020; Published: October 31, 2020


The development of bacterial biofilms on the fixed appliances have been associated the development of white spot lesion, plaque, enamel decalcification and caries and onset of various infections. Multiple biofilm dispersal and control measures such as acid shock treatment, catheter lock solution etc. have been reviewed earlier. However, visualizing a huge pool of naturally occurring green wealth, the present precise review exclusively reminds of further intensification of more focused approach to evolve promising antibiofilm and antimicrobial biomolecules to curb oral biofilms. A large plant wealth like Ficus retusa, Wrightia tinctoria, Terminalia catappa, Terminalia bellirica, Mentha arvensis, Alangium salviifolium, Psidium guajava, Acacia farnesiana, Cajanus cajan, Anisomeles malabarica etc. have been explored as dental remedies for variety of dental disorders viz. toothache, foetid smell, gingivitis. However, the studies on anti-colonization potential of the plants still seems to be deficient. Further, the scientific data pool also seems to lack ample scientific documentation on plants or their biomolecules with dual antimicrobial and anti-colonization activity, especially in context to orthodontic ligature induced biofilms. Thus, there is need to trigger the targeted research efforts to explore relevant noble phytochemicals.

Keywords: Bacterial Biofilms; Orthodontic Ligatures; Plant Wealth


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