Improving Oral Health With Polyphenols
These antioxidants provide anti-inflammatory, anticariogenic, and anticarcinogenic effects.
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 published in the May 2018 issue and expires May 2021. The authors have no commercial conflicts of interest to disclose. This 2 credit hour self-study activity is electronically mediated.