Manuka honey and oral health – the facts.

Recently a lot of people have been asking us about using Manuka honey to help with their oral health.

The premise is quite straightforward when you think about it. Manuka honey contains anti-bacterial properties thanks to having high levels of MGO.

… and if Manuka has the ability to kill bad bugs, then it will be well placed to help your oral health - where bugs and bacteria can be very prevalent in the mouth.

Pharmacist Gemma Fromage explains:

Although the idea of consuming honey for good oral health may seem counterintuitive, unlike sweets and other refined sugars, manuka honey’s potent antibacterial effects make it unlikely to contribute to cavities or tooth decay" says Gemma. 

“Indeed, studies in the Swiss Dental Journal and Oral Health have shown manuka honey, with its high antibacterial activity, both attacks and inhibits the growth of harmful oral bacteria like P. gingivalis and A. actinomycetemcomitans associated with plaque formation, gum inflammation and gingivitis and tooth decay.

“One further study examined the effects of chewing or sucking on a manuka honey product three times a day on the reduction of plaque and gingivitis. The group who used the manuka honey showed a significant reduction in plaque and gingival bleeding, compared to those who chewed the sugar-free gum.

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Dentists agree

Celebrity Dentist to the stars Dr Surina Sehgal gave us a lovely review of our high MGO Manuka this month.

Surina runs a social media platform called ‘The Foodie Dentist’. A platform designed to educate the general public about oral health and prevention, nutrition and lifestyle, and how all these factors affect oral health

How can you help support your oral health with Manuka honey?

There’s several different ways you can take Manuka – either direct off the spoon. Letting the honey slowly melt in your mouth before sliding down your throat.

Or why not try Manuka Doctor’s Toothpaste? Each tube contains both Manuka Honey, Vitamin C and Vitamin E and is designed to support your Oral Health.

Alternatively, our Manuka Middles contain 300 MGO grade Manuka. A scientific study from 2004 showed that chewing or sucking a Manuka honey “sweet” helped improve oral health by reducing plaque and gum-bleeding. With the researchers suggesting there may be a potential therapeutic role for manuka honey in the treatment of gingivitis and periodontal disease.

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