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Indian Journal of Contemporary Dentistry
Year : 2019, Volume : 7, Issue : 2
First page : ( 29) Last page : ( 31)
Print ISSN : 2320-5806. Online ISSN : 2320-5962.
Article DOI : 10.5958/2320-5962.2019.00020.2

Honey: A Natural Remedy for Preservation of Oral Health: A Review Article

Grover Shivanjali1,*, Pradhan Sanchit2, Grover Rohit3

1Associate Professor, Department of Public Health Dentistry, Subharti Dental College and Hospital, Swami Vivekanad Subharti University, Meerut

2Senior Lecturer, Department of Public Health Dentistry, Subharti Dental College and Hospital, Swami Vivekanad Subharti University, Meerut

3Associate Professor, Department of Dental Sciences, Hind Medical College and Hospital, Lucknow

*Corresponding Author: Dr. Shivanjali Grover, Associate Professor, Dept. of Public Health Dentistry, Subharti Dental College and Hospital, Meerut. Email id: drshivanjali10@gmail.comacids

Online published on 17 July, 2019.

Abstract

Honey being a naturally available content is rich in properties which can be used as medication to prevent various oral health diseases. Apart from sugar and water it also contains vitamins, especially B complex and vitamin C. Honey has properties of antimicrobial, antibacterial and antifungal. These properties promote in healing of wounds and reduction in bacterial growth. Honey is also known for its anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidants properties as well.

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Keywords

Honey, antibacterial, antimicrobial, antioxidants.

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