Table 4: Comparison of the antimicrobial activity of tumbo dentifrice against different commercial toothpastes.

MicroorganismsGroupsMean ± SDMinMax

S. mutansPulp20.0 ± 2.117.825.20.0930.651++
Peel16.0 ± 1.514.618.60.008
Dento Herbal®17.0 ± 0.616.217.80.734
Colgate Herbal®16.9 ± 0.816.117.80.386
Kolynos Herbal®15.1 ± 0.214.915.50.392
Sensodyne®11.2 ± 0.810.012.00.191
Parodontax®30.2 ± 1.528.932.50.194

E. faecalisPulp15.5 ± 1.113.817.30.4920.906+
Peel15.5 ± 0.415.016.50.647
Dento Herbal®12.8 ± 0.412.313.20.303
Colgate Herbal®13.9 ± 0.812.914.90.900
Kolynos Herbal®14.2 ± 0.613.514.90.513
Sensodyne®10.6 ± 0.310.211.00.408
Parodontax®15.7 ± 0.215.516.10.649

ActinomycesPulp18.3 ± 117.320.20.0120.143++
Peel18.7 ± 3.316.329.10.000
Dento Herbal®14.1 ± 0.413.814.70.303
Colgate Herbal®15 ± 0.114.815.20.714
Kolynos Herbal®13.4 ± 0.113.213.60.000
Sensodyne®13.2 ± 0.212.913.50.000
Parodontax®14.1 ± 0.513.514.90.889

LactobacillusPulp20.8 ± 0.619.822.10.623
Peel17.6 ± 0.217.218.10.842
Dento Herbal®17.7 ± 0.617.018.30.443
Colgate Herbal®21.2 ± 0.920.122.30.997
Kolynos Herbal®22.1 ± 0.820.923.00.696
Sensodyne®15.5 ± 2.812.918.30.126
Parodontax®15.2 ± 0.214.915.50.910

C. albicansPulp17.4 ± 1.415.719.70.730
Peel21.1 ± 0.920.222.60.534
Dento Herbal®17.9 ± 0.617.318.70.513
Colgate Herbal®21.7 ± 0.421.222.30.970
Kolynos Herbal®20.9 ± 1.519.923.20.025
Sensodyne®000
Parodontax®24.4 ± 0.623.825.00.111

S. sanguinisPulp14.9 ± 0.114.715.30.3311.000+
Peel15.9 ± 0.415.316.60.447
Dento Herbal®19.7 ± 0.519.020.20.369
Colgate Herbal®21.1 ± 0.520.421.80.994
Kolynos Herbal®20.4 ± 1.119.622.10.211
Sensodyne®000
Parodontax®26.1 ± 0.525.626.90.680

S. oralisPulp14.5 ± 0.913.616.40.0160.425++
Peel16.5 ± 0.415.617.30.699
Dento Herbal®16 ± 0.615.216.80.999
Colgate Herbal®15.6 ± 0.515.116.30.688
Kolynos Herbal®19.9 ± 0.119.820.20.849
Sensodyne®000
Parodontax®17.7 ± 0.417.218.20.420

All measurements were made in mm. The concentrations were calculated from the dilutions of the active ingredient; the Sensodyne control group was excluded from any statistical analysis because the antimicrobial activity was not present. Shapiro–Wilk test. +Student t-test. ++Mann–Whitney U test. ANOVA test. Kruskal–Wallis test. Level of significance .