Isolation and Identification of Bacteria in the Mouth Before and After Ablution


Fitriah fitriah
Mochammad Erwin Rachman
Sri Wahyuni Gayatri
Fendy Dwimartyono
Hasta Handayani Idrus


Background: The oral is the gateway for the entry of various kinds of microorganisms into the body, with the prevalence of people having dental and oral problems in Indonesia increasing every year. The normal flora of the oral acts as a body defense, but it can cause disease due to predisposing factors, namely oral hygiene. Therefore, it is necessary to find an alternative in maintaining oral health. Islam is a religion that emphasizes personal hygiene, such as performing ablution.

Content: The types of bacteria found in the oral before ablution was 33.33% Pseudomonas sp., 6.67% Lactobacillus sp., 3.33% Streptococcus sp. and 0.14% Staphylococcus sp. while the types of bacteria found in the oral after ablution were 26,8% Pseudomonas sp., 20% Lactobacillus sp., 5% Streptococcus sp. and 2% Staphylococcus sp.

Conclusion: There was a change in the number of bacteria, namely an increase in gram-positive bacteria in the oral after ablution.



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