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

The Fruit of Seated (Melastomamalabathricum L.) As Agent for Detecting the Age and Acidity of Dental Plaque

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Marlindayanti, Nur Adiba Hanum
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Available Online 19 April 2021.
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/assehr.k.210415.051How to use a DOI?
Keywords
Senduduk fruit, dental plaque
Abstract
Background:Research and Development Agency Ministry of Health, stated that the biggest dental and oral disease in Indonesia is dental caries or dental cavities, with the main cause is dental plaque. Plaque formation begins with the formation of a pellicle immediately after brushing teeth, then experiences interactions with bacteria to form a strong bond with the tooth surface (colonization) and the formation of biofilms. Plaque cannot be seen with the eyes so we need a tool or material that is able to detect it. Senduduk fruit (Melastomamalabathricum L) is a plant that has the potential to produce anthocyanin pigment sources. The color stability of anthocyanin compounds is influenced by pH or acidity, and will be more stable when in an acidic or low pH. Method:This study was an experimental study with a pre and post test design. In this study, sampel size was counted by Federer formula, selected through non probability sampling with a purposive sampling technique. Data were analyzed using independent T tests. Results:Sendudk fruit paste can distinguish the age of dental plaque (immature plaque 4 hours with pink or pink, young plaque at 8 hours red, old plaque at 12 hours purple). pH measurements from color of the plaques that arise from red orange, purple to yellowish blue (yellowish blue, purple indicate alkaline pH and orange red acidic pH). Conclusion:Senduduk fruit paste can be used as aagent for detecting the age and acidity of dental plaque.
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AU  - Nur Adiba Hanum
PY  - 2021
DA  - 2021/04/19
TI  - The Fruit of Seated (Melastomamalabathricum L.) As Agent for Detecting the Age and Acidity of Dental Plaque
BT  - Proceedings of the First International Conference on Health, Social Sciences and Technology (ICoHSST 2020)
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