Antibacterial effect of electrolyzed/ionized water on oral bacteria.
This study investigated the antibacterial effect of electrolyzed /ionized water on oral bacteria both in vitro and in vivo.
Tap water was electrolyzed in a water vessel using platinum cell technology.
The electrolyzed / ionized acidic tap water (called Puri-water) was put in contact with five major periodontopathogens or toothbrushes contaminated with these bacteria for 30 sec. In addition, ionized acidic tap water / Puri-water was used as a mouthwash for 30 sec in 16 subjects and the antibacterial effect on salivary bacteria was evaluated.
Puri-water /ionized acidic tap water significantly reduced the growth of all periodontopathogens in culture and on toothbrushes, and that of aerobic and anaerobic bacteria in saliva, when compared to the effect of tap water. It also significantly reduced mutans streptococci growing on mitis salivarius-bacitracin agar. Our results demonstrate that the electrolyzed/ionized acidic water from tap water is effective as a mouthwash and for toothbrush disinfection.
REDUCTION WAS IMPRESSIVE TO ALMOST 10-15 PERCENT-READ FULL TEXT FOR FREE
- PMID: 16953177
Antibacterial effect of electrolyzed water on oral bacteria. J Microbiol. , 2006. 44(4): p. 417-22.
- Department of Oral Microbiology and Immunology, School of Dentistry, Seoul National University, Seoul, Republic of Korea.