Cyprus Journal of Medical Sciences
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Antioxidants used in Restorative Dentistry

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Department of Restorative Dentistry, Near East University Faculty of Dentistry, Nicosia, Cyprus

Cyprus J Med Sci 2019; 4: 141-145
DOI: 10.5152/cjms.2019.902
Read: 94 Downloads: 74 Published: 29 August 2019

In recent years, antioxidants have been successfully used in dentistry because of their beneficial effects on human health. The most important effect of antioxidants known is to neutralize the harmful effects of free radicals. Free radicals can cause destruction of cell membranes and DNA, DNA mutations, lipid peroxidation, and other diseases. Although not routinely used, the use of antioxidants continues to expand worldwide, and studies are conducted to determine the effective use of these products. In the field of restorative dentistry, antioxidants are used for bonding procedures after bleaching, remineralization, hypersensitivity, and pulp capping. This review highlights the use and clinical significance of antioxidant therapy in these treatment modalities of restorative dentistry.

 

Cite this article as: Güleç Alagöz L. Karadağlıoğlu İ, Ulusoy N. Antioxidants used in Restorative Dentistry. Cyprus J Med Sci 2019; 4(2): 141-5.

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