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Prebiotics and Probiotics: Role in prevention and cure of
human systemic and oral diseases – A review

Sadanandan Sowmya1, Setty Suhas2*
1Senior Lecturer, Department of Periodontics, Hasannamba Dental College and Hospital, Hassan-573201, Karnataka
2* Professor and Head,  Department of Oral Medicine and Radiology, Sri Siddhartha Dental College, Sri Siddhartha Academy of Higher Education, Tumkur-572107, Karnataka

Year : 2021 | Volume : 4 | Issue : 1 | Page : 3 | DOI -10.46319/RJMAHS.2021.v04i01.002

Prebiotics and probiotics, are revolutionary medical discoveries which have made a big impact in human disease management. Probiotics are dietary supplements containing potentially beneficial bacteria or yeasts. They promote healthy flora and suppress pathogens. Hence incorporating probiotics in diet could effectively help to stop, retard, or even delay the pathogenesis of many diseases, including those of the oral cavity. With the emergence of new microbial infections, prebiotics and probiotics offer a paradigm shift to traditional treatment approach from eliminating specific microbe to altering microbial ecology.  This paper reviews the history of probiotics, mechanism of action, and the current scenario in applying probiotics for the prevention or treatment of oral diseases and also covers pertinent literature on its use in managing systemic diseases including COVID-19.
Keywords:  oral disease, systemic disease, management, Lactobacillus, Bifidobacterium, oral flora

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Sri Siddhartha Medical College & Research Centre
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Tumakuru, Karnataka, India. 572107

Research Journal of Medical and Allied Health Sciences is a medium for the advancement of scientific knowledge in all the branches of Medicine and Allied Sciences and publication of scientific research in these fields. The scope of the journal covers basic medical sciences, medicine and allied specialities, surgery and allied specialities, dentistry, nursing, pharmacy, biotechnology, public health and other branches of the allied health sciences. This journal is indexed with Advanced Science Index(ASI), National Science Library and Open J Gate.