The potential use of propolis as a cariostatic agent and its actions on mutans group streptococci.

@article{Librio2009ThePU,
  title={The potential use of propolis as a cariostatic agent and its actions on mutans group streptococci.},
  author={Silvana Amado Lib{\'e}rio and Ant{\^o}nio Lu{\'i}s Amaral Pereira and Maria Jos{\'e} A M Ara{\'u}jo and Richard Pereira Dutra and Fl{\'a}via R F Nascimento and Val{\'e}rio Monteiro-Neto and Maria Nilce Sousa Ribeiro and Azizedite Guedes Gonçalves and Rosane Nassar Meireles Guerra},
  journal={Journal of ethnopharmacology},
  year={2009},
  volume={125 1},
  pages={1-9}
}
Propolis is a resinous substance made by bees. It possesses many biological activities, and many studies have reported its potential application in the control of dental caries. However, variability in the chemical composition of propolis is a potential problem in its quality control, especially since propolis has already been incorporated into products for oral use. Therefore, a critical analysis of the available data on propolis is warranted. The present review discusses the in vitro and in… CONTINUE READING

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