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Journal of Orofacial & Health Sciences
Year : 2012, Volume : 3, Issue : 2

Print ISSN : 0976-5360. Online ISSN : 0000-0000.

Probiotics in Oral Health

Dr. Gulati Manisha, Senior Lecturer, Dr. Kathuria Nidhi, Senior Lecturer, Dr. Gupta Neelam, Reader

Department of Prosthodontics, PDM Dental College and Research Institute, Bahadurgarh, Haryana – India.

Address for Correspondence: Dr. Manisha Gulati Senior Lecturer Department of Prosthodontics PDM Dental College and Research Institute Bahadurgarh, Haryana, India E-mail:- drmanisha78@yahoo.co.in

Online published on 9 November, 2012.

Abstract

Traditionally, use of probiotics has been associated with treatment of gastrointestinal problems and their beneficial effects cannot be overlooked in this field. Recently, probiotics have been introduced as a treatment option to promote oral health also. Studies have been carried out reporting the anticariogenic effects of probiotics and also their use in treatment of periodontal disease. This article summarizes the potential benefits of probiotics in promoting oral health.

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Keywords

Caries, Candida Albicans, Bacteria, Peridontitis.

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