Use of antioxidants in oral healthcare. Academic Article uri icon


  • There is increasing attention to the potential benefit from the use of antioxidants in the field of dental medicine. In general, antioxidants may be available through oral ingestion, diet or vitamin supplements, and in nutraceuticals. In addition, treatment of oral and dental health problems may include drug-free, natural antioxidant remedies that are available in topical oral applications such as mouth rinse, gel, paste, gum, or lozenge compositions. These topical antioxidant remedies help reduce free-radical or reactive-oxygen species, which are causative inflammatory factors in the progression of gingival and periodontal maladies. This review focuses on relationships between antioxidants and free-radical/reactive-oxygen species in the oral environment.

published proceedings

  • Compend Contin Educ Dent

author list (cited authors)

  • San Miguel, S. M., Opperman, L. A., Allen, E. P., & Svoboda, K.

citation count

  • 0

complete list of authors

  • San Miguel, Symone M||Opperman, Lynne A||Allen, Edward P||Svoboda, Kathy KH

publication date

  • March 2011