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Year : 2013  |  Volume : 1  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 140-144

Intelligent nutrition: Oral health promotion by probiotics

Department of Pedodontics, Prosthodontics, Yenepoya Dental College, Mangalore, Karnataka, India

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Sham S Bhat
Department of Pedodontics, Yenepoya Dental College, Mangalore - 18, Karnataka
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/2321-4848.123027

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Probiotic bacteria have been added to various foods because of their beneficial effects for human health, especially gut. Numerous studies have proved definite reliability of these viable bacteria in the treatment of gastrointestinal infections and diseases. The effect of probiotic in prevention and treatment of various oral disorders is also being studied. Although only a few clinical studies have been conducted so far, the results to date suggest that probiotics could be useful in preventing and treating oral infections, including dental caries, periodontal disease, and halitosis. This article summarizes the currently available data on the potential benefits of probiotics for oral health.

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