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. Fall 2017;11(4):265-274.
doi: 10.15171/joddd.2017.046. Epub 2017 Dec 13.

Propolis: A Natural Biomaterial for Dental and Oral Healthcare

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Propolis: A Natural Biomaterial for Dental and Oral Healthcare

Zohaib Khurshid et al. J Dent Res Dent Clin Dent Prospects. .
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Abstract

The field of health has always emphasised on the use of natural products for curing diseases. There are varieties of natural products (such as silk, herbal tea, chitosan) used today in the biomedical application in treating a large array of systemic diseases. The natural product "Propolis" is a non-toxic resinous material having beneficial properties such as antimicrobial, anticancer, antifungal, antiviral and anti-inflammatory; hence gain the attention of researchers for its potential for bio-dental applications. The study aims to explore the properties and chemistry of propolis concerning biomedical and dental applications. In addition, status and scope of propolis for current and potential future in bio-dental applications have been discussed. This review gives an insight to the reader about the possible use of propolis in modern-day dentistry.

Keywords: Antimicrobial; dentistry; natural biomaterials; oral health care; propolis; restorations.

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