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I have a question which is sort of random, but relevant to my problem. I just recently had veneer preperation done on the front 6 of my teeth. Currently, I have been fitted with a temporary while the permanent veneers are fabricated at the laboratory. I am not a big fan of taking all kinds of medications and what not, which leads us to my question. I am aware that I need to constantly floss inbetween my temporary veneers, and keep them clean of any obstructions, do to the fact that they can not flex/move such as natural teeth can. Causing them to snap off. So instead of taking an OTC Anti-Inflammatory such as Advil which contains Ibuprofen, could I consume 4-6 tbsp of honey throughout the day. The reason I ask that is because I have read of the anti-bacterial effects honey has. IE- If I kill the bacteria, the swelling which I might experience due to consuming food,alcohol etc. will subside. Also I have read, that studies show, that it can "clean teeth and dentures." And possibly act as a barrier/coating which shall in the short term prevent any further intrusions from bacteria. In the end, to make it simple, do you feel that Honey could reduce swelling, and help aid in the cleansing of teeth, dentures, and veneers? I appreciate your help and time.
Dustin Ford
There is no substantial evidence or any published data that can indicate benefits of honey acting as antinflamatory agent as efficient as ibuprofen. Therefore I can not advocate substitution of Advil or Ibuprofen with honey thinking it will prevent the inflamation just as well. Sincerely,
V.V. Soyfer
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