In vitro and in vivo antimicrobial effects of mastic chewing gum against Streptococcus mutans and mutans streptococci

Aksoy A. , Duran N., Koksal F.

ARCHIVES OF ORAL BIOLOGY, vol.51, no.6, pp.476-481, 2006 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 51 Issue: 6
  • Publication Date: 2006
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.archoralbio.2005.11.003
  • Title of Journal : ARCHIVES OF ORAL BIOLOGY
  • Page Numbers: pp.476-481


Background and objective: Dental caries is associated with oral pathogens and Streptococcus mutans (S. mutans) is one of the primary cariogenic organisms. Mastic gum, from Pistacia lentiscus, has been shown to have antibacterial properties. The objective of this study was to determine antibacterial activity of mastic chewing gum against S. mutans and mutans streptococci in vitro and in vivo conditions.