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Probiotics and Periodontal Disease: A Current Update

Vivek Gupta, Bhavana Gupta

Citation Information : Gupta V, Gupta B. Probiotics and Periodontal Disease: A Current Update. J Oral Health Comm Dent 2010; 4 (Spl):35-37.

DOI: 10.5005/johcd-4-Spl-35

License: CC BY-NC 3.0

Published Online: 01-01-2014

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2010; The Author(s).


Probiotics are live micro-organisms that when administered in adequate amounts confer health benefits upon the host. Although a lot of work has been done regarding the effects of probiotic applications on systemic health particularly gastro-intestinal, the impact of probiotics on oral health is relatively new with lots of research going on; the area of probiotics and periodontal disease is still in its infancy. The present article summarizes the role of probiotics in periodontal health and disease and its effectiveness in periodontal therapy.

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