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Journal of Environmental Chemistry and Toxicology

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Role of herbal medicine in dental health

Author(s): Kalpesh B Ishnava*

Dental disease is one of the globally affecting diseases. Herbal medicine is effective because they interact with specific chemical receptors within the body. Herbal medicines have less side-effect in comparison with traditional medicines. There is lack of information about the effect of herbal medicine treatments on dental health. Herbal medicine treatment in dental diseases they are used as antibacterial agents, anti-inflammatory agents, and sedative and anxiolytics. The natural phytochemical could offer an effective to antibiotics and represent approach to prevention and therapeutic strategies for
various dental diseases. Plants active against dental organisms has been listed and this review highlight the role of herbal medicinal and phytochemicals like flavanoids, polyphenols, terpenes, alkaloids in the treatment of dental health and infections associated with dental care. The purpose of this review is to present some recent examples of herbal medicine or phytochemicals that have been shown to inhibit the growth of oral pathogens, reduce the development of dental plaque, and reduce the symptoms of dental diseases. It indicates that plants have the potential to generate herbal medicine.

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