The effects of nitrate on the oral microbiome: a systematic review investigating prebiotic potential

Siobhan P. Moran, Bob T. Rosier, Fiona L. Henriquez, Mia C. Burleigh

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Abstract

Nitrate (NO3−) has been suggested as a prebiotic for oral health. Evidence indicates dietary nitrate and nitrate supplements can increase the proportion of bacterial genera associated with positive oral health whilst reducing bacteria implicated in oral disease(s). In contrast, chlorhexidine-containing mouthwashes, which are commonly used to treat oral infections, promote dysbiosis of the natural microflora and may induce antimicrobial resistance.
Original languageEnglish
Article number2322228
Number of pages14
JournalJournal of Oral Microbiology
Early online date27 Feb 2024
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Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 27 Feb 2024

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