Prevention of Dental Caries-Measures beyond Fluoride
Ravi Agarwal*, Chanchal Singh, Ramakrishna Yeluri and Kalpna Chaudhry
Department of Pedodontics, K D Dental College and Hospital, Mathura, India
- *Corresponding Author:
- Ravi Agarwal
Department of Pedodontics and Preventive Dentistry
K D Dental College and Hospital
Mathura-281001, Uttar Pradesh, India
E-mail: [email protected]
Received Date: January 28, 2014; Accepted Date: February 25, 2014; Published Date: March 03, 2014
Citation: Agarwal R, Singh C, Yeluri R, Chaudhry K (2014) Prevention of Dental Caries-Measures beyond Fluoride. J Oral Hyg Health 2:122. doi: 10.4172/2332-0702.1000122
Copyright: © 2014 Agarwal R, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
Dental caries is one of the most common infectious microbial diseases. It is rightly said that prevention is better than cure. Various steps in prevention of dental caries have been taken, fluoride being the most common among them. Various non- fluoride agents are also present which helps in prevention of dental caries. Various agents like, arginine, plant extracts, sucrose free polyol gums, probiotics, novamin, Dentrifrices, antimicrobials, CPP- ACP etc are commonly used in prevention of dental caries. This paper reviews about these non-fluoride agents in the prevention of dental caries.