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Current Evidence of Natural Agents in Oral and Periodontal Health

Department of General Surgery and Surgical-Medical Specialties, Unit of Oral Surgery and Periodontology, School of Dentistry, University of Catania, Via S. Sofia 78, 95124 Catania, Italy
Nutrients 2020, 12(2), 585; https://doi.org/10.3390/nu12020585
Received: 30 January 2020 / Revised: 10 February 2020 / Accepted: 12 February 2020 / Published: 24 February 2020
Oral and periodontal diseases, chewing disorders, and many destructive inflammatory diseases of the supporting tissues of the teeth are usually caused by an imbalance between host defense and environmental factors like smoking, poor nutrition, and a high percentage of periodontopathogenic bacteria. For these reasons, it is important also to focus attention on plaque control and also on improving host resistance through smoking and stress reduction, and a healthy diet. During the last decades, the importance of micronutrients has been extensively reviewed, and it was concluded that the prevention and treatment of periodontitis should include correct daily nutrition and a correct balance between antioxidants, probiotics, natural agents, vitamin D, and calcium. Recently, there has been growing interest in the literature on the impact of nutraceutical dietary aliments on oral and general health. This Special Issue provides a current and thoughtful perspective on the relationship of diet and natural agents on oral and periodontal diseases through a correct clinical approach with the last and most important evidence that may determine good oral conditions and high quality of life. View Full-Text
Keywords: periodontitis; natural agents; gingivitis; antioxidants; vitamins periodontitis; natural agents; gingivitis; antioxidants; vitamins
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Isola, G. Current Evidence of Natural Agents in Oral and Periodontal Health. Nutrients 2020, 12, 585.

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