Thursday, February 21, 2013

Propolis Recommended for Contemporary Dentistry

This is a terrific peer-reviewed paper, examining the wide range of benefits that Propolis has to offer for contemporary dentistry (table lists all applications). As a natural product, Propolis is proven effective in numerous studies and always found to be effective in the mucous linings of the body. IMO, the warning of a potential risk of an allergic reaction inflames fear more than it protects consumers. The low incidence of cases of allergic reactions, include contact dermatitis, a redness or inflammation of the skin with the use of raw propolis...

Does Propolis Help to Maintain Oral Health?

Propolis, known also as bee glue, is a wax-cum-resin substance which is created out of a mix of buds from some trees with the substance secreted from bee's glands. Its diverse chemical content is responsible for its many precious salubrious properties. It was used in medicine already in ancient Egypt. Its multiple applications during the centuries have been studied and described in details. The purpose of this study is to present the possible use of propolis in treatment of various diseases of oral cavity in their dental aspect. The paper presents properties and possible applications of bee glue depending on dental specialities. An overview of publications which appeared during the recent years will allow the reader to follow all the possibilities to apply propolis in contemporary dentistry.

Propolis-based preparations have a wide range of applications in various specialities of dentistry. Thanks to the richness of natural components in it, bee glue has antibacterial, antiviral, antifungal, anti-inflammatory, analgesic, and many other applications. Although it offers many benefits, one should remember that its use may bring in the risk of an allergy.

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