IJMDC. 2021; 5(1): 341-346

An overview of probiotic use in dentistry: a literature review

Authors: Dalia Nayil Alharith, Reem Abdulrahma Alhokair, Nasser Ibrahim Zakri, Noura Khalid Alshaqha, Mariam Abdulaziz Almutairi, Manar Ali Faris Alamri.

ABSTRACT

Probiotics are live beneficial bacteria that naturally live in the human body, especially in the oral cavity; these bacteria maintain the oral health by maintaining the oral cavity’s structures against the oral cavity’s harmful bacteria. This review aimed to investigate probiotics' effects and application in the dentistry field and probiotics' mechanism of action in the oral cavity. Several databases have been used to search for all previously published studies from 2000 till present that are related to our title and aim, such as PubMed, Google Scholar, and Saudi Digital Library using the following keywords: “probiotic” and "systematic probiotics", or “probiotics in dentistry." One-hundred articles were collected, but only those items that provided data related to our title and were published in English were included in the final evaluation. The study showed that probiotics could produce antimicrobials, compete for cell adhesion sites, modulate the immune system, and degrade toxins. In conclusion, the present study reviewed dental studies that focused on reducing caries incidence, improving the prognosis of periodontitis, and decreasing halitosis and candidiasis.

Keywords:
Atopic dermatitis, dental caries, halitosis, microorganisms, oral health diseases, periodontitis


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Authors
Dalia Nayil Alharith
Restorative Department, Riyadh Elm University, Saudi Arabia
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Reem Abdulrahma Alhokair
King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Center, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
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Nasser Ibrahim Zakri
Ministry of Health, Jazan, Saudi Arabia
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Noura Khalid Alshaqha
Riyadh Elm University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
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Mariam Abdulaziz Almutairi
Riyadh Elm University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
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Manar Ali Faris Alamri
Riyadh Elm University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
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Correspondence to:
. Dalia Nayil Alharith, Restorative Department, Riyadh Elm University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.; reem.hokairr@gmail.com

Publication history
Received 08 Oct 2020
Accepted 03 Nov 2020
Published online 12 Dec 2020
Published in print 11 Jan 2021

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Alharith DN, Alhokair RA, Zakri NI, Alshaqha NK, Almutairi MA, Alamri MAF. An overview of probiotic use in dentistry: a literature review. IJMDC. 2021; 5(1): 341-346. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1602155690


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Alharith DN, Alhokair RA, Zakri NI, Alshaqha NK, Almutairi MA, Alamri MAF. An overview of probiotic use in dentistry: a literature review. http://www.ijmdc.com/?mno=9459 [Access: February 25, 2021]. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1602155690


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Alharith DN, Alhokair RA, Zakri NI, Alshaqha NK, Almutairi MA, Alamri MAF. An overview of probiotic use in dentistry: a literature review. IJMDC. 2021; 5(1): 341-346. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1602155690


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Alharith DN, Alhokair RA, Zakri NI, Alshaqha NK, Almutairi MA, Alamri MAF. An overview of probiotic use in dentistry: a literature review. IJMDC. (2021), [cited February 25, 2021]; 5(1): 341-346. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1602155690


Harvard Style

Alharith, D. N., Alhokair, . R. A., Zakri, . N. I., Alshaqha, . N. K., Almutairi, . M. A. & Alamri, . M. A. F. (2021) An overview of probiotic use in dentistry: a literature review. IJMDC, 5 (1), 341-346. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1602155690


Turabian Style

Alharith, Dalia Nayil, Reem Abdulrahma Alhokair, Nasser Ibrahim Zakri, Noura Khalid Alshaqha, Mariam Abdulaziz Almutairi, and Manar Ali Faris Alamri. 2021. An overview of probiotic use in dentistry: a literature review. International Journal of Medicine in Developing Countries, 5 (1), 341-346. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1602155690


Chicago Style

Alharith, Dalia Nayil, Reem Abdulrahma Alhokair, Nasser Ibrahim Zakri, Noura Khalid Alshaqha, Mariam Abdulaziz Almutairi, and Manar Ali Faris Alamri. "An overview of probiotic use in dentistry: a literature review." International Journal of Medicine in Developing Countries 5 (2021), 341-346. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1602155690


MLA (The Modern Language Association) Style

Alharith, Dalia Nayil, Reem Abdulrahma Alhokair, Nasser Ibrahim Zakri, Noura Khalid Alshaqha, Mariam Abdulaziz Almutairi, and Manar Ali Faris Alamri. "An overview of probiotic use in dentistry: a literature review." International Journal of Medicine in Developing Countries 5.1 (2021), 341-346. Print. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1602155690


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Alharith, D. N., Alhokair, . R. A., Zakri, . N. I., Alshaqha, . N. K., Almutairi, . M. A. & Alamri, . M. A. F. (2021) An overview of probiotic use in dentistry: a literature review. International Journal of Medicine in Developing Countries, 5 (1), 341-346. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1602155690


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