Role of proteolytic enzymes in dental care

Chakravarthy, Kalyana P (2020) Role of proteolytic enzymes in dental care. In: In Natural Oral Care in Dental Therapy. Scrivener Publishing LLC, Beverly, pp. 153-170. ISBN 9781119614227

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Plant-based proteolytic enzymes include papain, bromelain, actinidin, and ficin. These enzymes have been tried and tested for numerous applications in the professional as well as personal oral health care. The range of applications include basic oral hygiene maintenance via dentifrices, as anti-inflammatory and adjuvant to antibiotics in postoperative management, possible role in management of cancer and oral mucositis, caries excavation, and increasing bond strength for bonding orthodontic brackets. Literature pertaining to these areas has been reviewed, and findings have been discussed with future scope for research.

Item Type: Book Section
Uncontrolled Keywords: Tooth whitening; plaque; gingivitis; halitosis; papain; bromelain; cancer; mucositis; caries removal.
Subjects: Dentistry > MCODS Manipal > Preventive and Community Dentistry
Depositing User: KMC Library
Date Deposited: 29 Mar 2022 11:36
Last Modified: 29 Mar 2022 11:36

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