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Year : 2009  |  Volume : 7  |  Issue : 14  |  Page : 81-83

Rediscovery of Honey - A Review

Department of Preventive and Community Dentistry, People's College of Dental Sciences and Research Center, Blwpal, India

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Honey has been rediscovered by the medical profession. Greater scientific understanding of how it works, particularly as an antibacterial agent, has led practitioners to reconsider the therapeutic value of honey. So this article is aimed at rediscovering the antimicrobial properties of honey and to synthesize the role of honey in oral health care. After having reviewed all the uses of honey in dentistry it can be concluded that, historical honey has been rediscovered to have many healing properties. With a broad spectrum antibacterial activity, honey can be given a place in therapeutics, but with more conduction of clinical trials and research on the better available preparations of honey. Honey may also be useful to promote oral hygiene in the general population. Further research in to this area needs to be done to determine honey's usefulness in oral health.

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