Journal of Oral Medicine and Surgery

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Review Article - Journal of Oral Medicine and Surgery (2018) Volume 1, Issue 2

Gifts of Nature for the Prevention of Dental Caries: A Review

Among various oral and dental problems, dental caries is one of the most common problems. There are certain factors which initiate dental caries formation. Oral microorganisms are one of them specifically Streptococcus mutans. Streptococcus mutans is an encapsulated gram-positive coccus which is and produces acid responsible for tooth decay. There are various treatment and prevention methods which are tested on dental caries but medicinal plants are found to be beneficial from ancient times. The current review focuses on different medicinal plants which can be used for the prevention of dental caries caused by Streptococcus mutans.

Author(s): A K M Shafiul Kadir, Jannatun Naim Nipun and Akhi Akter Anni

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