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Influence of the magnetic field on microorganisms in the oral cavity

Overview of attention for article published in Journal of Applied Oral Science, January 2015
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Title
Influence of the magnetic field on microorganisms in the oral cavity
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Journal of Applied Oral Science, January 2015
DOI 10.1590/1678-775720140243
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Snezana Brkovic, Srdjan Postic, Dragan Ilic

Abstract

Since the beginning of their lives, all living organisms are exposed to the influence of geomagnetic fields. With respect to the positive effects that magnetic fields have on human tissues, especially the bactericidal effect, this investigation aimed to assess their influence on the reduction of oral microorganisms. In order to obtain adequate specimens of dental plaque deposit, microbes such as Streptococcus parasanguinis, Staphylococcus epidermidis, Rhodococcus equi and Candida albicans were isolated from the human mouth. To establish the intensity of microbial growth on the basis of the modified optical density (OD) of agar turbidimetry assay, microbial count and spectrophotometry were applied. The study was carried out with two microbial concentrations (1 and 10 CFU/ml) after periods of incubation of 24 and 48 h and using micromagnets. A positive effect of the magnetic field, resulting in the reduction of dental plaque microbes in vitro, was found. In the first 24 hours of exposure to the magnetic field, the number of all isolated microbes was significantly reduced. The most potent influence of magnets and the most intensified reduction after 24 hours were evident in Candida albicans colonies. The decrease in the influence of magnets on microbes in vitro was also detected. Magnets reduce the number of microbes and might be recommended as a supplement in therapy for reduced periodontal tissues. This is important because periodontal tissues that are in good conditions provide prolonged support to the oral tissues under partial and supradental denture.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Poland 1 2%
Unknown 46 98%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 9 19%
Researcher 6 13%
Student > Bachelor 5 11%
Professor 3 6%
Professor > Associate Professor 3 6%
Other 6 13%
Unknown 15 32%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 10 21%
Physics and Astronomy 5 11%
Engineering 5 11%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 4 9%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 2 4%
Other 6 13%
Unknown 15 32%
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This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 8. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 27 September 2022.
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#4,754,411
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#47
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of 359,528 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Journal of Applied Oral Science
#5
of 33 outputs
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