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Antioxidants- A Novel Concept In Dental Treatment

Karim, Shermin and Paul, Jose and Bhat, Mahalinga K and Kundapur, Pratibha Panduranga (2009) Antioxidants- A Novel Concept In Dental Treatment. Journal of The Society of Periodontists & Implantologists of Kerala, 3 (1). pp. 30-33.

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Abstract

In todays society most of the individuals are affected by several autoimmune and infectious disease, this may be attributed to the change in lifestyle from the indigenous times. Many predisposing factors have led to the increase in certain harmful “free radicals” which cause detrimental impacts on health wherein they affect the internal milieu and reflect as systemic diseases. They also augment the aging process, which may be a major drawback in the present times where aesthetic image is a prime importance. However the possibilities to combat these effects are on the rise and the “return to nature” seems to provide the 'apt' solution. There is a resurgence of interest in this field and scientific work is being doneto implement “antioxidant” therapy for health benefits which is inclusive of dental treatment. Several over the counter products are being developed and may be recommended as powerful adjunctive therapies. This article hopes to alleviate myths and apprehensions regarding the use and abuse of antioxidants.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Dentistry > MCODS Manipal > Periodontology
Depositing User: KMC Manipal
Date Deposited: 26 Apr 2013 04:19
Last Modified: 03 Nov 2016 09:55
URI: http://eprints.manipal.edu/id/eprint/79872

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