Aloe Vera for Your Dental Health
Aloe Vera has proven itself to be very beneficial in several health
functions. Even though the heath benefits of Aloe Vera has been
established for a long time, Dentists were skeptical about the use of
Aloe Vera in Dental Health.
A recent study published in the journal General Dentistry seems to
put those skepticism to rest, showing that Aloe Vera as a tooth gel is
as effective (if not more) in controlling Bacteria that causes Cavities
as any other commercially available toothpaste.
“This preliminary in vitro study demonstrated that aloe vera
tooth gel was as effective as two commercially popular toothpastes in
controlling all of the organisms used in the study. In addition, the gel
demonstrated superior antibacterial effect against S. mitis despite the
absence of additional fluoride. The aloe vera tooth gel used in the
present study has no added fluoride content but still exerts almost an
equal amount of antimicrobial activity.” (Comparative evaluation of the
antimicrobial efficacy of aloe vera tooth gel and two popular commercial
toothpastes: An in vitro study Dilip George, MDS n Sham S. Bhat, MDS n
Beena Antony, PhD)
In addition, Aloe Vera is an Anti-Inflammatory due to the presence of anthraquinones, which can help with the expansion and redness of Gingivitis
and other mild forms of Gum Disease.
Important Note: Increasing evidence has linked Gum
Disease and Inflammation to various systemic health problems such as
Cardiovascular Disease and Stroke.
The inner gel of Aloe Vera plant has been used for Remedial causes
since Biblical times. The Nutrients within its leaves have the ability
to soothe and heal.
In 1976, Dr Wolfe came across Russian studies that showed Aloe
Vera's use for treating Gum Disease. Since then, the Aloe Vera plant has
been utilized for a variety of different Dental Health conditions.
According to the article by Dr Timothy E. Moore D.D.S/M.S.,P.C Aloe
Vera has been shown to enhance defense mechanisms and it has a variety
of components to help combat Periodontal disease and other Oral
"As a periodontist utilizing Aloe Vera in various consistencies
for the last 14 years with over 6,000 documented patients who have been
treated with applications, I've observed remarkable healing, reduced
edema, and pain control"- Dr Moore Testifies.
There are 8 main uses of Aloe Vera in Dental Health practice:
1. Use straight to the sites of Periodontal Surgery.
2. Applications to the Gum tissues when they have been distressed or
scratched by toothbrush-dentifrice abrasion, sharp foods, dental floss,
and toothpick injuries.
3. Chemical burns are relieved quickly from accidents with aspirin.
4. Tooth extraction sites respond more comfortably and dry sockets do not develop when Aloe Vera is applied.
5. Acute mouth lesions are improved by direct application on
herpetic viral lesions, aphthous ulcers, canker sores, and cracks
occuring at the corners of our lips. Gum blister are soothed by the
application of Aloe as well.
6. Other oral diseases chronic in nature respond with Lichen Planus
and Benign Pemphigus. Even Gum Problems associated with AIDS and
Leukemia patients receive relief. Migratory glossititis, geographic
tongue and burning mouth syndrome are improved.
7. Denture patients with sore edge and ill-fitting dentures & partials can benefit by the use of Aloe.
8. Aloe Vera can also be used around dental implants to control inflammation from bacteria contamination.
Aloe Vera as Tooth Gel
In 1982,Forever Living Products introduced Aloe Vera based Tooth gel.
rely on soap and sand, or reasonable facsimiles, to kill and remove
harmful bacteria and other microorganisms from the mouth, teeth and
gums. Aloe vera gel’s ability to do this seems to lie in compounds
called anthraquinones, which are also anti-inflammatory.
Because Aloe Vera gel doesn't contain the abrasives found in most
toothpastes, it is gentler on the teeth and gums. This makes it
attractive to people with Sensitive Teeth or Gums.
Recently, Aloe Vera has gained popularity as an active ingredient in
Tooth Gel. Similar to its use on skin, the Aloe in Tooth Gels is used
to cleanse and soothe Teeth and Gums.
Forever Living Products Aloe based Tooth Gel doesn't contain
Fluoride or Bleaching agents. So it can Cleanse and Brighten your teeth
naturally, ensuring you Dental Health
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