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Herbal Mouthwash for the Management of Oral Diseases: A Review on the Current Literature

Vrushali R Khobragade, Prashanthkumar Vishwakarma, Arun S Dodamani, Minal M Kshirsagar, Sulakshana N Raut, Rahul N Deokar

Keywords : Herbal mouthwash, Oral disease, Review

Citation Information : Khobragade VR, Vishwakarma P, Dodamani AS, Kshirsagar MM, Raut SN, Deokar RN. Herbal Mouthwash for the Management of Oral Diseases: A Review on the Current Literature. J Oral Health Comm Dent 2021; 15 (2):70-77.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10062-0085

License: CC BY-NC 4.0

Published Online: 26-10-2021

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2021; The Author(s).


Several different varieties of mouthwashes are accessible to us nowadays, including chemical as well as herbal formulations. Appropriate mouthwash can be selected depending on the oral condition, risk, and efficiency of mouthwash. As mentioned in the literature also Mother Nature has provided us abundant medicinal herbs with antibacterial and antimicrobial properties. Though we are having very scarce data on the medicinal properties of these herbal plants, they are still in use in treating various periodontal diseases and other oral diseases. Knowing scientific expression of the actual effects of the herbal medicine is at most important for the beneficiaries. In the course of this bibliographical revision, papers were collected to validate the ancestral uses of herbs and conclude that the use of plants to treat oral conditions should be based on the experimental studies, verifying their suitability for dental treatments. Oral healthcare professionals would find this review helpful for accurate mouthwash selection while dealing with different conditions of the oral cavity.

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