Search for dissertations about: "miswak"

Found 5 swedish dissertations containing the word miswak.

  1. 1. Salvadora persica (MISWAK) : An effective way of killing oral pathogens

    Author : Abier Hamed Sofrata; Karolinska Institutet; Karolinska Institutet; []
    Keywords : MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; Miswak; Salvadora persica; chewing stick; traditional medicine; gingivitis; periodontitis; dental plaque; plaque pH; salivary flow; acid production; microelectrodes; oral hygiene; subgingival microbiota; antibacterial agent; isothiocyanate; chromatography; Porphyromonas gingivalis; Aggregatibacter actinomycetemcomitans;

    Abstract : Mechanical removal of dental plaque is regarded as an effective means of controlling the progression of dental caries and periodontal disease. The habitual use of chewing sticks (Miswak) as an oral hygiene method is still wildly spread throughout parts of Asia, Africa, and the Middle East. READ MORE

  2. 2. The miswak (chewing stick) and oral health : Studies on oral hygiene practices of urban Saudi Arabians

    Author : Meshari Al-Otaibi; Karolinska Institutet; Karolinska Institutet; []
    Keywords : MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; Chewing stick; DNA probe; miswak; oral hygiene; oral microbiota; Salvadora persica; subgingival plaque; Saudi Arabia;

    Abstract : The miswak, a traditional chewing stick for cleaning teeth, is made from the plant Salvadora persica. For religious and cultural reasons, miswak use is firmly established and widespread in Saudi Arabia and most other Muslim countries. Only recently has scientific evaluation of the miswak been undertaken. READ MORE

  3. 3. On Fluoridation of Chewing Sticks (Miswaks) with Respect to Dental Caries

    Author : Hosam A Baeshen; Göteborgs universitet; Göteborgs universitet; Gothenburg University; []
    Keywords : MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; Approximal area; caries lesions; chewing stick Miswak ; fluoride; fluoride retention; fluoride solution; fluoride toothpaste; impregnation; orthodontic patients; saliva; Salvadora Persica;

    Abstract : The chewing stick known as a “Miswak” is a natural toothbrush that is widely used for cleaning the teeth. It has been used for thousands of years in Asia, Africa and the Middle East. The aim of this thesis was to evaluate the Miswak as a vehicle for fluoride delivery in the oral cavity. READ MORE

  4. 4. Periodontal implications of Salvadora persica L

    Author : Reham A. Al-Babtain; Karolinska Institutet; Karolinska Institutet; []

    Abstract : Periodontal disease is a major public health problem throughout the world and is the most common cause of tooth loss in adults. For periodontitis to develop, specific gram-negative, anaerobic bacteria must predominate in the subgingival microflora, but simple the presence of these bacteria is insufficient to cause periodontal disease as disease progression involves a complex, sequential relationship between infection, inflammation and tissue destruction. READ MORE

  5. 5. Plants as Sources of Natural and Effective Acaricides : Against Ixodes ricinus  (Acari: Ixodidae)

    Author : Fawzeia Elmhalli; Giulio Grandi; Richard Wall; Uppsala universitet; []
    Keywords : NATURAL SCIENCES; NATURVETENSKAP; NATURVETENSKAP; NATURAL SCIENCES; Acaricidal; Ixodes ricinus; Libyan plants; essential oils; Plant-derived acaricides.; Biology with specialization in Systematics; Biologi med inriktning mot systematik;

    Abstract : Ticks and tick-borne diseases are major health hazards worldwide, with increasing numbers of cases of Lyme disease and tick-borne encephalitis reported yearly. Meanwhile, concerns about the environmental impact and safety of chemical acaricides are driving research into alternative control methods, such as plant-based acaricides. READ MORE