European journal of dentistry 13(3):453-463 · November 2019
Claudemir de Carvalho De Carvalho, Wesley Henrique Cabral Fernandes, Thays Barreto Freitas Mouttinho, Daniela Martins de Souza
This review analyzes the evidence and perspectives of dental use of the green and red propolis produced in Brazil by Apis mellifera L.. Multiple applications of propolis were found considering its antibacterial, antifungal, anti-inflammatory, immunomod-ulatory, antiviral, and healing properties. Its therapeutic effects are mainly due to the presence of alcohols, aldehydes, aliphatic acids, aliphatic esters, amino acids, aromatic acids, aromatic esters, flavonoids, hydrocarbyl esters, ethers, fatty acids, ketones, terpenes, steroids, and sugars. Propolis has been mainly used in dentistry in the composition of dentifrices and mouthwashes. Studies have also demonstrated promising use against dentin hypersensitivity, root canal treatment, Candida albicans, and other microorganisms. Overall review of the literature presented here demonstrated that both Brazilian green and red propolis are effective for the problems of multiple etiolo-gies that affect the oral cavity in different dental specialties.
* THESE STATEMENTS HAVE NOT BEEN EVALUATED BY THE FOOD AND DRUG ADMINISTRATION. THIS IS NOT INTENDED TO DIAGNOSE, TREAT CURE OR PREVENT ANY DISEASE.