Licorice and its potential beneficial effects in common oro-dental diseases

Oral Diseases , 07/28/2011

This paper reviews the effects of licorice and licorice constituents on both the oral microbial pathogens and the host immune response involved in common ora–dental diseases (dental caries, periodontitis, candidiasis, and recurrent aphthous ulcers). It also summarizes results of clinical trials that investigated the potential beneficial effects of licorice and its constituents for preventing oro–dental diseases.

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