Today¬ís advertising strategies exploit the need for new treatment approaches to periodontal disease. A plethora of research has been published establishing a critical, yet not well defined link between periodontal disease and systemic health. As the physician advices patients to seek periodontal treatment, companies are busy marketing treatments over the counter to ¬ďcure¬Ē periodontal disease. At this point it is important to address and question new treatment modalities for periodontal disease, their scope of action and success as therapeutic agents. Therefore, the objective of this editorial is to review current knowledge of dental probiotics and avenues of investigation that need to be followed.
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