The potential of honey to promote oral wellness

Gen Dent. Nov-Dec 2001;49(6):584-9.


Honey has been used as a medicine throughout the ages and in more recent times has been "rediscovered" by the medical profession for treatment of burns, infected wounds, and skin ulcers. The large volume of literature reporting its effectiveness indicates that honey has potential for the treatment of periodontal disease, mouth ulcers, and other problems of oral health.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't
  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Anti-Infective Agents, Local
  • Cariogenic Agents
  • Dental Caries / etiology
  • Dental Enamel Solubility
  • Facial Pain / prevention & control
  • Honey* / adverse effects
  • Humans
  • Mouth Diseases / prevention & control*
  • Oral Health
  • Streptococcus mutans
  • Wound Healing


  • Anti-Infective Agents, Local
  • Cariogenic Agents