Aloe Vera has proven to be very effective in healing skin problems such as minor burns and scratches. But unknown to many, it has recently been 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 succulent plant. 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 is 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 on 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.
Dentists and doctors alike have come up with an Aloe Vera activator spray, which is good for certain throat infections. This succulent has the capacity to prevent not only fungal but viral infections as well. The same spray is also being used to ease the painful growth of a wisdom tooth and the joint pains that is associated with it.
Aloe Vera is not only for topical applications. It can be drank or ingested. Several pills and juice drinks are being manufactured as dental medicines to promote the healing of dental surgery patients and other similar instances.
Aloe Vera has found its way through dentistry and soon enough, all other fields will be able to find uses for it in more ways than one. Researchers have been working overtime to fully maximize the healing benefits of Aloe Vera. This succulent plant has been tagged as nature’s well-kept secret because its abundance of application has yet to be discovered.
We all should benefit from an Aloe Vera. It’s an all around wonder for the body. It pampers the skin, the hair, and now, the teeth. Aloe Vera has to be enthroned, as nature’s most valuable gift to man as well.