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LETTER TO THE EDITOR  
Year : 2017  |  Volume : 10  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 1073
Garlic (allicin) consumption is necessary in daily diet for people who are infected with oral bacteria or as prophylactic for non-infected person? Do not forget it


Health Management Research Center, Baqiyatallah University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran

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Tavana AM. Garlic (allicin) consumption is necessary in daily diet for people who are infected with oral bacteria or as prophylactic for non-infected person? Do not forget it. Ann Trop Med Public Health 2017;10:1073

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Tavana AM. Garlic (allicin) consumption is necessary in daily diet for people who are infected with oral bacteria or as prophylactic for non-infected person? Do not forget it. Ann Trop Med Public Health [serial online] 2017 [cited 2019 Sep 19];10:1073. Available from: http://www.atmph.org/text.asp?2017/10/4/1073/196674


Dear Editor,

There are many bacteria which are present in the mouth. Some of these bacteria are pathogenic and causes different oral diseases such as periodontal disease, endodontic disease, and even oral cancer.[1]

Among these bacteria, the pathogenecity of Porphyromonas has been well introduced by researchers before but little is known about other oral bacteria such as P. endodontalis, Prevotella spp., in particular P. corporis,[2],[3] and gram-positive species such as Streptococcus mutans, Streptococcus sobrinus, and Actinomyces oris virulence factors and pathogenecity.[4],[5],[6] A question is remained that, what could be done for prevention from these above-mentioned bacteria. As you all know, there is vaccine for prevention of oral disease at present time, but the situation of the disease is worse in both developed and developing countries. In addition, garlic is a plant like other natural food [6] with antimicrobial effects and it has been shown that different concentrations of garlic extract can decrease oral microorganisms.[7] The different ways which could be applied in the community are education, consideration of oral health, and use of necessary diet in daily diet, such as garlic. Garlic extract can be added in the toothpaste or it can be used naturally. In this Letter to Editor, I would like to give emphasis on the fact that, although there are many benefits of using garlic, it can be used to overcome oral bacteria pathogens and to reduce the risk of heart failure.[8]

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Tavana AM, Drucker DB, Hull PS, Boote V. Phospholipid molecular species distribution of oral Prevotella corporis clinical isolates. FEMS Immunol Med Microbiol 1998;21:57-64.  Back to cited text no. 1
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Tavana AM. Isolation of P. corporis from oral cavity: What is the role of this bacterium in the mouth and other parts of the human body?. Indian J Dent Res 2009;20:129. Available from: http://www.ijdr.in/text.asp?2009/20/1/129/49053. [Last accessed on 2016 Jun 21].  Back to cited text no. 2
    
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Tavana AM. Still the role of Prevotella corporis in oral and nonoral diseases is not clear? Ann Trop Med Public Health 2016;9:204-5.  Back to cited text no. 3
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Jain I, Jain P, Bisht D, Sharma A, Srivastava B, Gupta N. Use of traditional Indian plants in the inhibition of caries-causing bacteria-Streptococcus mutans. Braz Dent J 2015;26:110-5. doi: 10.1590/0103-6440201300102.  Back to cited text no. 4
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Borhan-Mojabi K, Sharifi M, Karagah T. Efficacy of different concentrations of garlic extract in reduction of oral salivary microorganisms. Arch Iran Med 2012;15:99-101.doi: 012152/AIM.0011.  Back to cited text no. 5
    
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Tavana AM. Natural honey helps as diet-mediated for tuberculosis prevention or treatment. Ann Trop Med Public Health 2011;4:145-6.  Back to cited text no. 6
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Bachrach G, Jamil A, Naor R, Tal G, Ludmer Z, Steinberg D. Garlic allicin as a potential agent for controlling oral pathogens. J Med Food 2011;14:1338-43.doi: 10.1089/jmf.2010.0165.  Back to cited text no. 7
    
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Tavana AM. Heart failure and oral bacteria: How could be prevented? J Cardiovasc Dis Res 2010;1:161-doi: 10.4103/0975-3583.70924.  Back to cited text no. 8
    

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Ali Mehrabi Tavana
Health Management Research Center, Baqiyatallah University of Medical Sciences, Tehran
Iran
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DOI: 10.4103/1755-6783.196674

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