The tiny world of bees is a magical place and propolis (a bee resin) just can’t stay out of the lime light in the research world. A recent review on literature has shown that propolis is an effective natural ingredient that can be used for prevention and treatment in dentistry and oral care. The review covered a multitude of studies published in PubMed and the research found that propolis is natural additive effective at reducing a variety of dental issues.
It was shown to be helpful in reducing dental canaries, helping with tissue repair and root growth after surgery, eliminates bacteria build up and reduces inflammation, helps with bone formation while enduring orthodontics, and reduces tooth sensitivity.
Propolis containing products such as toothpastes and mouthwashes are a great way to access the wonders of propolis. The propolis in these helps prevent dental canaries by inhibiting glucan synthesis reducing the acid formation which breaks down teeth and causes cavities. The extract when added to water and used as a mouthwash was shown to kill the bacteria that causes chronic gingivitis and topical application of propolis in an alcohol base was found to help repair surgical wounds by accelerating epithelial growth. So don’t miss out on all the benefits and pick up some pure propolis oral care products direct from the clean and pure country of New Zealand imported by Pacific Resources International for the last 30 years.
Sardana, D., InduShekar, K., Manchanda, S., Saraf, B. G., & Sheoran, N. (2013). Role of propolis in dentistry: review of the literature. Focus On Alternative & Complementary Therapies, 18(3), 118-125 8p. doi:10.1111/fct.12034
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