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there are a few of the "natural" toothpaste brands that have included propolis for as long as they've been in existence ... Tom's of Maine has propolis in it, maybe Burt's Bees too. If I remember right there were several studies done back in the 60s or 70s that showed that propolis was effective in killing many different strains of the strep family of bacteria and was included from that time on in many of the health food store type oral care products based on that. Of course you'll never get a doctor to agree that it has any effect :roll:

Grandma used to keep a quart jar in cabinet with a wad of propolis in it covered with apple cider vinegar that she used to make a gargle/mouthwash for us to use when we had sore throats. I did that with my kids too when they were little and they never needed antibiotics :yahoo:
 

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there was a mexican honey packer at the North American Bee Keeping Conference that had a nice chewable candy made with propolis (someone there told us the word literally means 'in front of the city'). nice product and my wife was a sure enough hit with the fellows manning the booth. evidently they are not so accustomed to meeting up with a gringa who's mexican/spanish is flawless.
 

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Do any dentists use it as filling material? It certainly sticks well. :lol:
Iddee: If I had teeth on my hands would they would be cavity-less? :dontknow:
 
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