PROBIOTICS - A BOON TO PREVENTIVE DENTISTRY!
*Dr. Priti Murarka, Dr. Nilima Thosar, Dr. Sudhindra Baliga and Dr. Nilesh Rathi
Probiotics utilize the naturally occurring bacteria so as to confer health benefits. Several studies have suggested the probiotics use for oral health purposes. Although these organisms are naturally present in food and water, they can also be added to some foods because of their beneficial effects on human health. The aim of this review is to understand the actual mechanism of action of probiotic bacteria in the oral cavity and summarize their observed effects with respect to oral health.
Keywords: probiotics, dental caries, periodontal diseases.
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