Proceedings of the First International Conference on Health, Social Sciences and Technology (ICoHSST 2020)

The Effectiveness of Siwak (Salvadora Persica) Fibrous Chewing Gum Against the Amount of Bacteria in Saliva

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Sri Wahyuni, RA Zainur, Tris syahniati
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Available Online 19 April 2021.
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Keywords
siwak fibrous gum, bacteria and plaque
Abstract
Saliva is a liquid in the oral cavity which is very important, especially related to the formation of caries, because of its role which affects the growth of plaque in the mouth. Benefits of chewing gum is to prevent cavities, to prevent halitosis and to improve brain function by increasing blood flow to the brain so that the brain can works optimally. The aim of this research is to measure the effectiveness of siwak fibrous chewing gum on the number of bacteria in saliva. The benefits of replacing a toothbrush when it is not possible to brush the teeath. Type of this research was experimental research with pre and post test design in October 2019. Research was conducted at SMP N 18 Palembang and examination of the number of bacteria in the Central Laboratory of Health Laboratory (BBLK) with the number of samples 52 people divided into 4 groups of 13 groups respectively. The result showed a significant difference in the number of bacteria after chewing candy fibrous siwak 0.25 grams, 0.5 grams and 1 gram. Plaque score decreased after consuming Siwak fibrous gum. The most effective way to reduce the amount of bacteria in saliva and plaque score is siwak1 gram of fibrous gum.
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AU  - Sri Wahyuni
AU  - RA Zainur
AU  - Tris syahniati
PY  - 2021
DA  - 2021/04/19
TI  - The Effectiveness of Siwak (Salvadora Persica) Fibrous Chewing Gum Against the Amount of Bacteria in Saliva
BT  - Proceedings of the First International Conference on Health, Social Sciences and Technology (ICoHSST 2020)
PB  - Atlantis Press
SP  - 176
EP  - 178
SN  - 2352-5398
UR  - https://doi.org/10.2991/assehr.k.210415.038
DO  - https://doi.org/10.2991/assehr.k.210415.038
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