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Pharmaceuticals 2016, 9(1), 10; doi:10.3390/ph9010010

Odontonutraceuticals: Pleiotropic Phytotherapeutic Agents for Oral Health

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Dipartimento di Scienze Biomediche, Chirurgiche ed Odontoiatriche, UniversitàdegliStudi di Milano, Milan 20142, Italy
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Dipartimento di ScienzeAgrarie e Ambientali, Università degli Studi di Milano, Milan 20133, Italy
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Academic Editors: Jean Jacques Vanden Eynde and Annie Mayence
Received: 12 June 2015 / Revised: 8 September 2015 / Accepted: 22 February 2016 / Published: 25 February 2016
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Abstract

This brief commentary aims to focus on the urgency of further clinical research on phytotherapy in dentistry, and, noteworthy, to propose, for the first time, to the best of our knowledge, the term “odontonutraceuticals” to identify those phytochemicals relevant for the prevention and the treatment of oral diseases. A valuable impact is expected on nutritional, dental and biomedical sciences, suggesting the use of the suffix "odonto-" to define a specific field of nutraceutical research. View Full-Text
Keywords: nutrition; food sciences; herbal medicine; drug delivery; phytochemicals; transmucosal absorption; multi-targeted activity nutrition; food sciences; herbal medicine; drug delivery; phytochemicals; transmucosal absorption; multi-targeted activity
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Varoni, E.M.; Iriti, M. Odontonutraceuticals: Pleiotropic Phytotherapeutic Agents for Oral Health. Pharmaceuticals 2016, 9, 10.

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