Aloe Vera has been very effective in healing sunburns and skin problems. However Aloe Vera is also used in the treatment of wounds and as a pain reliever. Even though, researchers are still determining all of Aloe Vera’s healing abilities, it has been proven to aid in the healing of tooth and gum problems as well.
There are millions of bacteria, virus and germs living inside the mouth, most of which are harmless but when they build up and become an infection that is when there is a problem. From gingivitis to cavities, to whitening to denture stomatitis, Aloe Vera does it all when it comes to cleaning and disinfecting the inside of the mouth.
Up until recently the teeth and gums where left to the professionals. Dentists, orthodontists and periodontists were the only group of physicians qualified to eliminate the diseases from the mouth, teeth and gums. Now, with the exception of pulling a tooth or surgery, Aloe Vera can rid the mouth of the very same diseases without leaving the comfort your own home. For all you people who hate going to the dentist (there are a lot of you because dentists are one of the most hated professions in the world), Aloe Vera makes cleaning, whitening and disinfecting your teeth a whole lot easier. Aloe Vera aids in gum disease, acts as an anti-inflammatory, antifungal, prevents denture stomatitis, heals cavities, gum abrasions, root canals, and acts as a whitening agent.
Gingivitis and Periodontitis are two sources of infections in the mouth. Gingivitis is the more mild and more easily treated. Gingivitis is inflammation of the gum tissue, which causes the gums to become red, swollen, painful and bleed. If gingivitis progesses it can turn into Periodontitis, which causes bone loss around the teeth and can lead to subsequent loss of teeth completely. Aloe Vera soothes tender, swollen gums, which decreases bleeding. By using aloe gel or drinking aloe juice daily, you can eliminate gum diseases and restore your gums back to healthy soft tissue.
If you are a denture wearer, denture stomatitis can cause an inflammation of the mucous lining of any of the structures in the mouth. This can produce redness, swelling, and soreness of the gum tissues. Stomatitis can be caused by several things such as poor oral hygiene, dietary protein deficiency, poorly fitted dentures, mouth burns from hot food or drinks, toxic plants or fungus. Additionally the edges of the mouth are prone to fungal infections. Aloe Vera can eliminate the inflammation within the mouth and destroy the fungus that is carried throughout. By applying Aloe Vera to the lips and gums daily infections can be obliterated and the lips and gums will heal properly.
In addition to its soothing affects for gums, Aloe Vera can be very effective for cavities and root canals as well. When a cavity is removed from within a tooth, the are is left exposed to the outside elements within the mouth. Additionally, it is not uncommon for dental tools to cause abrasions or cuts into the soft tissue of the surrounding gums. Once applied, Aloe Vera will soothe pain and heal cuts quickly. Moreover, root canals expose nerve roots, which are very sensitive. To reduce sensitivity after a root canal use Aloe Vera on your dressings or directly on the nerve root.
Due to its immense healing capabilities, Aloe Vera is now being added to toothpastes. Aloe Vera not only helps whiten teeth faster but also provides a natural protection for teeth and gums. Aloe Vera is all-natural and has no harsh chemicals or abrasive elements that could potentially harm tooth enamel. Its anti-inflammatory properties not only heal, but cleanse, soothe and fight germs that are present in the mouth. Look for Aloe Vera gel, toothpaste, juice, pills or even buy a plant to start cleaning out your mouth today!