Aloe Vera has proven to be very effective in healing skin problems such as minor burns, and scratches. But unknown to many, it has been recently discovered that it is very useful in oral care as well.
Aloe Vera aids in the healing of gum problems. Gum diseases like gingivitis or periodontitis can be treated easily with this herb. Gingivitis caused by bacteria building up between the teeth and gums that cause inflammation and bleeding. It has been proven that Aloe Vera greatly reduces the instances of gum bleeding. With it soothing and healing properties, gums tend to stop the restored to health faster.
Periodontitis is the advanced case of gingivitis. Tooth loss apparent if you have periodontitis. Aloe Vera reduces the swelling of the gums, and the soft tissues in it. Once swelling is reduced, bleeding stops.
Aloe Vera is also known to have antifungal benefits. It prevents denture stomatitis, which is the redness and soreness of the mucous membranes covered permanently by a denture. Not only the teeth but also the mouth is a subject of fungal infections. The cracked corners of the mouths are prone to fungus. With the application of Aloe Vera, fungal growth is prevented.
Aloe Vera also promotes the healing of tooth cavities when placed inside extraction sockets. The gums are almost like the skin, only tenderer. Just like the way aloe helps in treating a wound, it also would in gum abrasions.
Another application would be in root canals as sedative dressing and as file lubricant. The nerve ends in a root canal are very sensitive. Aloe Vera greatly helps to lessen its sensitivity.
Aside from these applications, Aloe Vera is added to toothpaste. It is know to be a whitening agent for the teeth. It is also rich in Vitamin K and provides natural protection for those susceptible teeth and gums.