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REVIEW ARTICLE
Year : 2013  |  Volume : 4  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 114-119

Probiotics and periodontal diseases: The link


1 Department of Periodontics, Dental College and Hospital, DAV Centenary Dental College and Hospital, Yamuna Nagar, Haryana, India
2 Department of Pedodontics, Dental College and Hospital, DAV Centenary Dental College and Hospital, Yamuna Nagar, Haryana, India

Correspondence Address:
Deepika Bali
Department of Periodontics, D.A.V. Centenary Dental College and Hospital, Yamuna Nagar, Haryana
India
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/0976-6944.122953

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The interest in probiotics and the modulation of the microbiota for restoring and maintaining health have gained a lot of attention over the past decade. Probiotics have been extensively studied for their health promoting effects. However, in the past few years probiotics have also been investigated in the oral health perspective. In the field of periodontics, probiotics have come up as an attractive alternative to antibiotics. They target particular periodontal pathogens, thus increasing the long-term success of periodontal therapy. This review evidence the use of various probiotic strains in periodontal diseases.


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