Use of traditional herbal medicine as an alternative in dental treatmentin Mexican dentistry: a review

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2017
Item details URL
http://open-repository.kisti.re.kr/cube/handle/open_repository/486792.do
DOI
10.1080/13880209.2017.1347188
Title
Use of traditional herbal medicine as an alternative in dental treatmentin Mexican dentistry: a review
Description
This study was supported by Bio-Synergy Research Project (NationalResearch Foundation [NRF]-2012M3A9C4048795) of the Ministry of Science,ICT, and Future Planning (MSIP) through the NRF.
abstract
Context: Herbal therapies are used worldwide to treat health conditions. In Mexico, generations have used them to treat gingivitis, periodontitis, mouth infections, and discoloured teeth. However, few studies have collected scientific evidence on their effects.Objective: This study aimed at searching and compiling scientific evidence of alternative oral and dental treatments using medicinal herbs from Mexico.Methods: We collected various Mexican medicinal plants used in the dental treatment from the database of the Institute of Biology at the National Autonomous University of Mexico. To correlate with existing scientific evidence, we used the PubMed database with the key term (scientific name) and (oral or dental)'.Results: Mexico has various medical herbs with antibacterial and antimicrobial properties, according to ancestral medicinal books and healers. Despite a paucity of experimental research demonstrating the antibacterial, antimicrobial, and antiplaque effects of these Mexican plants, they could still be useful as an alternative treatment of several periodontal diseases or as anticariogenic agents. However, the number of studies supporting their uses and effects remains insufficient.Discussion and conclusion: It is important for the health of consumers to scientifically demonstrate the real effects of natural medicine, as well as clarify and establish their possible therapeutic applications. Through this bibliographical revision, we found papers that testify or refute their ancestral uses, and conclude that the use of plants to treat oral conditions or to add to the dental pharmacological arsenal should be based on experimental studies verifying their suitability for dental treatments.
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language
English
author
Cruz Martinez, Cindy
Diaz Gomez, Martha
Oh, Myung Sook
accessioned
2018-09-28T16:17:03Z
available
2018-09-28T16:17:03Z
issued
2017
citation
PHARMACEUTICAL BIOLOGY(55): 1
issn
1388-0209
uri
http://open-repository.kisti.re.kr/cube/handle/open_repository/486792.do
Funder
교육부
Funding Program
BK21플러스사업(0.5)
Project ID
1345273945
Jurisdiction
Rep.of Korea
Project Name
Integrated education and research center for nature-inspired drug development targeting healthy aging
rights
openAccess
subject
Mexican herbs
oral disease
dental herb therapy
type
article


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