Table 3: Comparison of the antimicrobial activity of tumbo dentifrice against seven strains of the oral cavity (formulation with fluoride).

MicroorganismsPart of the plantEvaluation time (hours)Mean ± SDMinMax

S. mutansPulp2421.0 ± 1.819.225.60.029
4819.8 ± 1.417.922.30.178
Peel2414.9 ± 0.413.815.50.070
4814.5 ± 0.413.515.20.178

E. faecalisPulp2416.3 ± 3.912.925.3
4813.8 ± 1.411.315.80.442
Peel2414.3 ± 0.313.814.90.205
4813.9 ± 0.512.814.80.754

ActinomycesPulp2419.0 ± 0.817.820.20.838
4822.1 ± 1.319.924.60.717
Peel2418.9 ± 3.217.229.2
4818.9 ± 3.217.229.2

LactobacillusPulp2421.0 ± 0.320.621.90.268
4820.3 ± 0.519.621.20.795
Peel2418.1 ± 0.417.518.90.704
4817.5 ± 0.416.818.20.765

C. albicansPulp2417.4 ± 1.415.719.70.155
4821.2 ± 1.917.023.60.180
Peel2421.1 ± 0.920.222.60.064
4819.4 ± 3.19.822.0

S. sanguinisPulp2415.3 ± 0.315.016.00.205
4814.0 ± 0.313.714.90.057
Peel2415.5 ± 0.514.916.50.084
4814.8 ± 0.514.016.20.126

S. oralisPulp2414.4 ± 0.413.615.00.625
4814.3 ± 0.712.915.50.932
Peel2417.0 ± 0.416.517.70.165
4816.4 ± 0.515.617.00.029

All measurements were made in mm. Shapiro–Wilk test.