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Brazilian Journal of Oral Sciences
Piracicaba Dental School - UNICAMP
EISSN: 1677-3225
Vol. 6, No. 21, 2007, pp. 1308-1312
Bioline Code: os07012
Full paper language: English
Document type: Research Article
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Brazilian Journal of Oral Sciences, Vol. 6, No. 21, 2007, pp. 1308-1312

 en Ethnomedicine: use in dental caries
Singh, J; Kumar, A; Budhiraja, S & Hooda, A

Abstract

Ubiquitousness and increasing prevalence of dental caries makes it one of the most important problems in public health. Due to high cost and lack of resources at primary levels prevention is better in dental caries. Since the origin is related to bacteria, antibacterial is mainstay of treatment. Lack of high efficacy with antibacterial agents, unwanted effects and resistance to these agents are drawing attention of scientists to search for new and better drugs. Plants products are currently gaining attention for treatment of various ailments. Although, these has been exploited for various oral ailments this article describes use of plants products for prevention and cure of dental caries.

Keywords
dental caries, herbal, plants, ethnomedicine

 
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