I am hearing that putting raw honey on ones gums can cure gingivitis. I cannot fathom that this is medically sound. What say you? thanks

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  • Dr.Ritz

    Dr.Ritz 17 - October - 2012, at 00:23 AM

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    It is the wound-healing properties of honey that are useful in the treatment of gum diseases such as gingivitis, bleeding and receding gums. When mixed with water, an enzyme in honey (glucose oxidase) produces hydrogen perioxide. Hydrogen peroxide is an antiseptic and there are other antioxidant elements of honey that act as antimicrobial agents.Studies show that honey stops the growth of plaque-forming bacteria and prevents the bacteria from developing polysaccharide or the glue that enables it to stick to your teeth and gums.

    To treat gingivitis with active honey, honey is mixed with water and used as a mouthwash several times a day. Some people reportedly rub active honey directly on the affected gums. For more info,visit the link http://www.identalhub.com/article_home-remedies-for-dental-problems-88.aspx

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