Phytotherapy for Periodontal Disease and Improved Oral Hygiene

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MATERIA medica, Vegetable
PERIODONTAL disease
THERAPEUTICS
BOTANY, Medical
MEDICINAL plants
TOOTHACHE

Abstract:The article presents information on phytotherapy for periodontal diseases. Popular plants which are fashioned into chewing sticks include Salvadora persica (arak) and neem. In fact Salvadora is so popular that the generic term miswak is often applied exclusively to this species by some writers. Plants have also heen incorporated into dentifrices and there are several modern examples of this practice. They were also used to provide natural chewing gums for oral hygiene, to treat toothache, gingivitis and periodontal disease.

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