Aloe Vera and Dentistry
Natural Remedies are becoming increasingly popular in the United States. Overuse of antibiotics has led to wide-spread bacterial resistance and “super bugs,” which is making alternative therapies a trendy topic in medicine and dentistry.
Aloe vera has anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, and antimicrobial properties, which make it well-suited to be an adjunctive therapy in dental treatment. Aloe vera juice has been found to block the inflammatory process and may help with immune system diseases. Aloe vera’s viscous secretion, called mucilage, contains amino acids, enzymes and antioxidant vitamins A, C and E, which all play a role in fighting oxidative stress. Aloe vera sap contains compounds that have antimicrobial properties by inhibiting bacterial protein ...