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CBD-Supplemented Polishing Powder Enhances Tooth Polishing by Inhibiting Dental Plaque Bacteria

Version 1 : Received: 29 July 2020 / Approved: 31 July 2020 / Online: 31 July 2020 (06:02:24 CEST)

How to cite: Vasudevan, K.; Stahl, V. CBD-Supplemented Polishing Powder Enhances Tooth Polishing by Inhibiting Dental Plaque Bacteria . Preprints 2020, 2020070734 (doi: 10.20944/preprints202007.0734.v1). Vasudevan, K.; Stahl, V. CBD-Supplemented Polishing Powder Enhances Tooth Polishing by Inhibiting Dental Plaque Bacteria . Preprints 2020, 2020070734 (doi: 10.20944/preprints202007.0734.v1).

Abstract

Introduction: Dental health problems including dental plaque are common health problems affecting people of different age groups globally. Air-polishing is a safe tooth polishing technique used by dental professionals for stain and plaque removal and as preventive procedure for dental health. Here we report the technical improvisation of existing air-polishing technique by supplementing cannabinoid powder into the classic polishing powder for effective removal of supragingival and subgingival plaque and inhibition of plaque forming bacteria. Methods: The cannabidiol (CBD) powder was added to the tooth polishing powder (AIR-N-GO, classic) at 1% (wt/wt) ratio. The study was conducted on 12 patients, of which 6 received regular polishing treatment and 6 received CBD-supplemented polishing treatment. The dental plaque samples were collected before and after each treatment and subjected to in vitro microbiological analysis and the colony forming units (CFU) were analyzed using automated colony counter. Results: Based on in vitro microbiological analysis, the average CFU of interdental space samples collected from post-CBD-supplemented polishing treatment was significantly reduced (linear fold change between 3.9-18.4) compared to that of post-regular polishing (linear fold change between 1.0-2.6) treatment. Conclusions: CBD-supplemented polishing powder can help in effective removal and killing of dental plaque bacteria during the polishing treatment. CBD powder can be added as enhancing supplement to the existing polishing powders.

Subject Areas

cannabinoid; CBD; dental care; dental plaque; tooth polish; polishing powder

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