Study Shows Aloe Vera Fights Cavities

September 20, 2010

A new study on aloe vera gel confirms that aloe vera can be used in tooth gel to soothe tooth pain and control mouth bacteria, reports Examiner.com.

A new study on aloe vera gel confirms that aloe vera can be used in tooth gel to soothe tooth pain and control mouth bacteria, reports Examiner.com. The study, published in the May/June 2009 issue of General Dentistry, compared aloe vera gels to other commercial brand toothpastes and found that aloe vera can be an effective alternative for treating mouth bacteria.

Some manufacturing factors, like heating, can make the gel ineffective; for this reason, gels certified by the International Aloe Science Council (Silver Spring, MD) are recommended for their purity and quality.

"Thankfully, consumers with sensitive teeth or gums have a number of choices when it comes to their oral health, and aloe vera is one of them," said Academy of General Dentistry (Chicago) spokesperson Eric Shapria, MS.

-Robby Gardner