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REVIEW ARTICLE
Year : 2012  |  Volume : 2  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 52-55

Role of probiotics in oral health: A review of the literature


1 Department of Pedodontics, Vyas Dental College, Jodhpur, Rajasthan, India
2 Department of Conservative Dentistry and Endodontics, Vyas Dental College, Jodhpur, Rajasthan, India
3 Department of Department of Conservative Dentistry and Endodontics, Maharana Pratap Dental College, Gwalior, Madya Pradesh, India
4 Department of Prasthodontics, Ambedkar Dental College and Hospital, Bangalore, Karnataka, India
5 Department of Oral and maxillofacial Surgery, Vyas Dental College, Jodhpur, Rajasthan, India

Correspondence Address:
Prashant Babaji
Department of Pedodontics, Vyas Dental College, Jodhpur - 342 005, Rajasthan
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/0974-7761.121256

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Probiotics are non-pathogenic living microorganisms used to prevent various medical conditions. They have been added in some food products because of their beneficial effect in health. They play a beneficial role in preventing common oral health problems such as dental caries, periodontal disease, fungal infections (candida) and halitosis.


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