The Effectiveness of Siwak (Salvadora Persica) Fibrous Chewing Gum Against the Amount of Bacteria in Saliva
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- siwak fibrous gum, bacteria and plaque
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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TY - CONF 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 - 10.2991/assehr.k.210415.038 ID - Wahyuni2021 ER -