Since ages, man has been using herbal medications for prevention and cure of countless diseases. Before the start of civilization, medicines were probably available in the natural forms. The use of herbs for oro-dental care can be rooted from ancient civilizations. Over the past few years, herbal medications have been into consideration across the globe mainly due to their high safety profile as compared to modern medicines. Most of herbal derivatives have medicinal properties mainly being anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial, antiseptics, antibacterial and anti-oxidant. Some also help to control plaque, reduce irritation and tackle infection related to oral cavity with very few adverse reactions as compare to modern day medicines. Future research should be carried out to study the action mechanism, efficacy and safety of these abundant natural resources of plant origin. The review highlights the herbs which can be used for preventing and curing dental diseases.
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