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[This article belongs to Volume - 26, Issue - 02]

Comparison between the effect of Propolis and honey on oral flora: An in vivo Study

Oral rinses are one of the means of the oral health care, and natural and plant-based mouth rinses are a good alternative to synthetic rinses with chemical composition such as Chlorhexidine and Listerine, and because of this, interest in natural alternatives such as (honey and propolis), which have proven their effectiveness over time. The aim of the research is to evaluate the effect of mouthwashes honey 50% - propolis 5% on oral flora in children. A laboratory study to assess the efficiency of honey and Propolis on oral flora counts. The sample included 40 children divided into: G1 (Honey 100% = 20 children) G2 (Propolis 5% = 20 children). The data was analyzed using the statistical analysis program SPSS, version 13.00, at a confidence level of 95% (P <0.05(. Paired sample T test was used to compare the variable means of the values of the studied variables. There is significant difference between two groups. The reduction ratio was 55.44% in G1 and 74.78% in G2. This study demonstrated the effectiveness of mouthwashes of propolis and honey on the bacteria of oral flora counts.