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International Journal of Oral Health Dentistry

Natural products used in dentistry - A Review

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Author Details: Jaikaria A, Thakur S, Jayam C

Volume : 2

Issue : 4

Online ISSN : 2395-499X

Print ISSN : 2395-4914

Article First Page : 209

Article End Page : 212


Phytotherapy is the study of the use of extracts from natural origin as medicines or health-promoting agents. The use of herbs in dental practice is not limited to only material sciences. A single herb shows a variety of effects like anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, antifungal activity and many more. The natural phytochemicals could offer an effective alternative to antibiotics and represent a promising approach in prevention and therapeutic strategies for dental caries and other oral infections.

Anti-inflammatory, Antibacterial, Antifungal, Phytotherapy, Dental practice, Therapeutic strategies