Prevention of Dental Caries-Measures beyond Fluoride

Dental caries is one of the most common infectious microbial diseases. It is rightly said that prevention is better than cure. Various steps in prevention of dental caries have been taken, fluoride being the most common among them. Various non- fluoride agents are also present which helps in prevention of dental caries. Various agents like, arginine, plant extracts, sucrose free polyol gums, probiotics, novamin, Dentrifrices, antimicrobials, CPP- ACP etc are commonly used in prevention of dental caries. This paper reviews about these non-fluoride agents in the prevention of dental caries.

Dental caries; Non fluoride agents; Prevention

Autoři: Ravi Agarwal *;  Chanchal Singh;  Ramakrishna Yeluri;  Kalpna Chaudhry
Působiště autorů: Department of Pedodontics, K D Dental College and Hospital, Mathura, India
Vyšlo v časopise: Oral Hyg Health 2014, 2:1
Kategorie: Review Article

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Dental caries is one of the most common infectious microbial diseases. It is rightly said that prevention is better than cure. Various steps in prevention of dental caries have been taken, fluoride being the most common among them. Various non- fluoride agents are also present which helps in prevention of dental caries. Various agents like, arginine, plant extracts, sucrose free polyol gums, probiotics, novamin, Dentrifrices, antimicrobials, CPP- ACP etc are commonly used in prevention of dental caries. This paper reviews about these non-fluoride agents in the prevention of dental caries.

Dental caries; Non fluoride agents; Prevention


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