Role of proteolytic enzymes in dental care

P. Kalyana Chakravarthy, Sravan Kumar Yeturu

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Plant-based proteolytic enzymes include papain, bromelain, actinidin, and ficin. These enzymes have been tried and tested for numerous applications in the professional as well as personal oral health care. The range of applications include basic oral hygiene maintenance via dentifrices, as anti-inflammatory and adjuvant to antibiotics in postoperative management, possible role in management of cancer and oral mucositis, caries excavation, and increasing bond strength for bonding orthodontic brackets. Literature pertaining to these areas has been reviewed, and findings have been discussed with future scope for research.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationNatural Oral Care in Dental Therapy
Number of pages18
ISBN (Electronic)9781119618973
ISBN (Print)9781119614227
Publication statusPublished - 27-03-2020

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Chemistry
  • General Chemical Engineering


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