Antimicrobials in Caries Prevention

  • Ece EdenEmail author


Regularly removing biofilm and controlling risk factors are essential to the individual and the clinician for managing dental caries. As an alternative way of preventing and managing the disease, researchers have developed and investigated antimicrobial agents to counter the bacterial component in the caries process. However, these agents are considered to have limited value and are therefore restricted to special care groups. This chapter summarises the effect of antimicrobial agents such as chlorhexidine, iodine and ozone as well as the antimicrobial effect of natural products on managing carious lesion development.


Oral Health Dental Caries Streptococcus Mutans Carious Lesion Early Childhood Caries 
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I would like to thank Prof. Dr. Jo E. Frencken for critically reading the text.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of PedodonticsEge University, School of DentistryİzmirTurkey

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