October 2013

Got Cavities? Mind Your Bees Wax!

Winnie the Pooh may have been onto something... When he dipped into his big pot of honey because he's never been known to have cavities. In fact, a spoonful or two of honey or beeswax may have even helped him prevent cavities.

The Academy of General Dentistry, an organization of general dentists dedicated to continuing education, recently reported the anti-cavity causing effects of honey and propolis — a resinous wax-like material that is used by the bees as a glue-like material in their hives.