The Protective Role of Polyphenols in Oral Health
The anti-inflammatory, anticariogenic and anticarcinogenic actions of these antioxidants can help fight dental and systemic diseases.
After reading this course, the participant should be able to:
- Describe polyphenols and their therapeutic properties that aid disease prevention.
- Explain the actions by which polyphenols promote oral health, and some of the conditions for which they appear clinically useful.
- Discuss the extent to which common oral diseases affect the general population.
- List common pathogenic oral microbes, including species that polyphenols may help inhibit.
This course was issued in the March 2018 issue and expires 3/31/21. The authors have no commercial conflicts of interest to disclose. This 2 credit hour self-study activity is electronically mediated.