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Probiotics in Oral Healthcare - A Review
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Dr. Sumit Narang
aging probiotics, oral health, beneficial bacteria, periodontics
The age-old quote by Hippocrates, Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food', is certainly the tenet of today. The market for functional foods that promote health beyond providing basic nutrition, is flourishing. Within the functional foods, is the small but rapidly expanding arena of probiotics.1 The term probiotic is derived from the Greek, meaning "for life" are microorganisms proven to exert health-promoting influences in humans and animals.The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and the World Health Organization (WHO) have stated that there is adequate scientific evidence to indicate that there is potential for probiotic foods to provide health benefits and that specific strains are safe for human use.
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