Bacteria for Bacteria -“Defusing the Myths, Defining the Solutions”
R. Mensudar and A. Aishwarya

Department of Conservative Dentistry and Endodontics, Sree Balaji Dental College and Hospital, Bharath University, Narayanapuram, Pallikaranai, Chennai – 600100. Tamil Nadu, India.

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Abstract: Probiotics makes use of natural bacteria to confer health benefits but only when administered in small amounts. Conventional and commercially available probiotic food includes yogurt, fermented and unfermented milk, soya beverages etc., which contain bacteria such as Lactobacillus and Bifidobacterium. Probiotic are known to provide health benefits when consumed and have the ability to prevent and treat various diseases. It has a major role in treating antibiotics and antimicrobial resistance clinical conditions. Current scientific advancement would be the right time to change the way bacteria are treated. Better understanding of the science and further clinical trials of these tiny forms of life and their benefits on human will further broaden the scope of its applications. This article gives an overview about probiotics and its role of prevention in oral health problem.

Keywords: probiotics; caries; immune response; lactobacillus; prebiotics

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