Plants play a vital role in the general wellbeing of an individual. Globally plants are habitually
used by the people for the treatment and prevention of various ailments. There is an increased
attempt made from ancient days to prevent the disease occurrence rather than to treat it. Through the
development of modern scientific procedures, it is now identified that the usage of plants in different
forms promotes the health of the patient. Oral and dental hygiene is the primary factor of a human
being to lead a healthy life. Poor diet, nutrition and improper hygienic practices lead to teeth and gum
diseases, dental cavities and plaque etc., Use of herbal extracts and their products in day-to-day life is
a promising and interesting alternative to synthetic compounds to control oral diseases. The present
review summarizes the usage of medicinal plants in the treatment and prevention of oral and dental
diseases in different aspects.
Keywords: Herbs, hygiene, medicinal plants, oral and dental diseases, oral hygiene, therapeutic.
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