Journal: Drug Invention Today

Article Id: JPRS-PS-00002326
Title: Plant Extracts with Activity against Oral Bacteria
Category: Pharmacological Screening
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    The association between oral diseases and oral microbiota is well established. The development of dental caries involves Gram-positive bacteria (mutans streptococci, lactobacilli, and actinomycetes). Periodontal diseases have been linked to anaerobic Gram-negative bacteria (Porphyromonas gingivalis, Actinobacillus, Prevotella, and Fusobacterium). Given the incidence of oral disease, increased resistance by bacteria to antibiotics, adverse affects of some antibacterial agents currently used in dentistry there is a need for alternative prevention and treatment options that are safe, effective, and economical. While several agents are commercially available, these chemicals can alter oral microbiota and have undesirable side-effects. In this review, plant extracts or phytochemicals that inhibit the growth of oral pathogens, reduce the development of biofilms and dental plaque, influence the adhesion of bacteria to surfaces, and reduce the symptoms of oral diseases will be discussed.

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    Jacob Mathew Philip1 *, L. Jeyanthi Rebecca2 , Helen Mary Abraham3 , C. J. Venkatakrishnan3 , Chitra R Chandran4 , S. Anbuselvi 2

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    1 Department of Dental Sciences, BIHER, Bharath University, Selaiyur, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India,

    2 Department of Biotechnology, BIHER, Bharath University, Selaiyur, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India,

    3 Department of Prosthodontics, Tagore Dental College, Rathinamangalam, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India, 4 Department of Periodontics, Tagore Dental College, Rathinamangalam, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India

    *Corresponding author: Dr. Jacob Mathew Philip, Bharath Institute of Higher Education and Research, Bharath University, 173, New Agaram Road, Selaiyur, Chennai – 600 073, Tamil Nadu, India.

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    Jacob Mathew Philip1 *, L. Jeyanthi Rebecca2 , Helen Mary Abraham3 , C. J. Venkatakrishnan3 , Chitra R Chandran4 , S. Anbuselvi 2

    Title:Plant Extracts with Activity against Oral Bacteria
    Journal:Drug Invention Today
    Vol(issue):10 (July)
    Year:2018
    Page No: (1088-1090)
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    Methodology:Antibacterial, Oral bacteria, Oral disease
    Research Materials:Plant extracts

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Antibacterial Oral bacteria Oral disease Plant extracts

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