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International Journal of Pharmacology
  Year: 2012 | Volume: 8 | Issue: 1 | Page No.: 1-5
DOI: 10.3923/ijp.2012.1.5
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Role of Phytotherapy in Gingivitis: A Review

N. Jagan Rao, K.R. Subash and K. Sandeep Kumar

There is a long and venerable history of the use of plants to improve dental health and promote oral hygiene. Plants contain phytochemicals such as alkaloids, tannins, essential oils and flavonoids which have pronounced antimicrobial activity. Plants have also been incorporated into dentifrices and have been used to provide natural chewing gums for oral hygiene, to treat toothache, gingivitis and periodontal disease. There is a potentially valuable role for Phytotherapy in assisting with the management of gingival and periodontal diseases. The evidence and research which supports such a role for a few plants and plant products has been reviewed in this study.
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  •    The Effect of Calendula Extract Toothpaste on the Plaque Index and Bleeding in Gingivitis
  •    Crevicular Alkaline Phosphatase Activity During Orthodontic Tooth Movement: Canine Retraction Stage
  •    Prevalence of Porphyromonas gingivalis and Bacteroides forsythus in Chronic Periodontitis by Multiplex PCR
  •    Prevalence of Epstein-Barr Virus Type 1 in Patients with Chronic Periodontitis by Nested-PCR
How to cite this article:

N. Jagan Rao, K.R. Subash and K. Sandeep Kumar, 2012. Role of Phytotherapy in Gingivitis: A Review. International Journal of Pharmacology, 8: 1-5.

DOI: 10.3923/ijp.2012.1.5






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