Microbiological analysis of commonly used toothpaste samples in Bangladesh

  • Mousumi Talukder Department of Microbiology, Stamford University Bangladesh, 51, Siddeswari Road, Dhaka 1217, Bangladesh
  • Ifra Tun Nur Senior Lecturer Department of Microbiology, Stamford University Bangladesh, 51 Siddeswari Road, Dhaka 1217, Bangladesh
Keywords: Drugs; Oral liquids; Coughing; Anti-microbial activity; Microorganisms

Abstract

Present study attempted to identify and enumerate microorganisms spoiling commonly used toothpaste samples. Among 7 brand of toothpaste, almost all were found to be rigorously contaminated with total viable bacteria within a range of 103 – 105 cfu/g. Proliferation of fungal species was observed up to 105 cfu/g. Prevalence of Staphylococcus spp., Pseudomonas spp. and Bacillus spp. was observed within a range of 103-105 cfu/g while Vibrio spp. were completely absent. Among the enteric bacteria, Escherichia coli and Klebsiella spp. was found in all the samples tested. Such findings highlighted a great public health risk associated with dental diseases among the users and thereby specified the importance to introduce a proper guideline in maintaining good microbiological quality for such daily usage healthcare products.

Stamford Journal of Microbiology, Vol.8(1) 2018: 38-40

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2019-07-31
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Talukder, M., & Nur, I. (2019). Microbiological analysis of commonly used toothpaste samples in Bangladesh. Stamford Journal of Microbiology, 8(1), 38-40. https://doi.org/10.3329/sjm.v8i1.42438
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