:: Volume 35, Number 2 (Spring 6-2017 2017) ::
J Dent Sch GYEAR__, 35(2): 116-126 Back to browse issues page
Use of Herbs and Medicinal Plants in Dentistry: A Review
Bahareh Nazemi Salman, Surena Vahabi *, Mahshid Mohebbi Rad
Dental Research Center, Research Institute of Dental Sciences, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran , ivsure1@gmail.com
Abstract:   (106 Views)
Objectives: This study reviews herbs and medicinal plants in dentistry and discusses their biological activities, benefits and side effects.
Review of Literature: In this review, the PubMed, Medline and Google Scholar databases were electronically searched for relevant articles and books in English using the keywords “medicinal plant”, “herb”, “phytotherapy”, “dentistry” and “pediatric”.
Conclusion: Medicinal herbs have long been an inseparable part of treatment of various diseases. Today, the range of applications of these plants is not limited to medical treatment and various types of medicinal plants are used in various fields including dentistry. Increased interest in medicinal plants is mainly due to less side effects compared to those of synthetic drugs and they are often favored for use in children.
Keywords: Plants, Medicinal, Phytotherapy, Pediatric Dentistry
     
Type of Study: Reviewed Article | Subject: Special
Received: 2017/08/20 | Accepted: 2017/08/20 | Published: 2017/08/20



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