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How Aloe Vera Can Help Gingivitis

July 8th, 2021

How Aloe Vera Can Help Gingivitis - Aloe Vera Plant

If you haven’t incorporated aloe vera into your oral health care, there’s a good reason you should start. Aloe vera is one of the oldest medicinal plants and is known for its anti-inflammatory, soothing properties. Meanwhile, gingivitis is one of the most common forms of gum disease, and many of those who suffer from this disease have inflamed gums. 

Learn more about how aloe vera can help gingivitis. 


Gingivitis is the earliest stage of periodontal disease and occurs when there is a build-up of plaque on the gums. When left untreated, it can lead to painful, bleeding gums. Additionally, men are more likely to have gingivitis than women. The good news is that gingivitis is both preventable and treatable. 

Brushing your teeth, seeing your dentist regularly, and avoiding smoking are a few of the ways you can prevent gum disease. When you stay on top of your basic oral health, you’re less likely to have complications and can prevent gingivitis from happening in the first place. 


The aloe vera plant is packed with antibacterial and anti-inflammatory qualities. While you may already use aloe vera to soothe cuts and burns, there are many benefits of aloe vera and oral health. When you use toothpaste and mouthwash that contain aloe vera consistently, your plaque accumulation and risk for developing gingivitis are significantly reduced.

One study researched the effect of Aloe vera mouthwash on dental plaque over the course of four days and compared it with Chlorhexidine and a placebo. Chlorhexidine is an antimicrobial drug that decreases the amount of bacteria in the mouth and is used to treat gingivitis. The results showed that the aloe vera mouthwash was as equally effective in reducing plaque as Chlorhexidine. 


Now that you know aloe vera can help treat gingivitis and reduce gum inflammation, it’s time to incorporate it into your daily oral routine. The Natural Dentist® has the only line of natural oral care products on the market containing a therapeutic amount (20%) of purified aloe vera. Additionally, there is no SLS, alcohol, artificial flavors, or colors in our products.

Take a look at the toothpaste and mouth rinse with aloe vera by The Natural Dentist®:

  • The Natural Dentist Healthy Gums Mouth Rinse: proven effective for treating bleeding gums, this mouthwash is formulated with 20% purified aloe vera. It soothes and moisturizes while promoting gum health and freshening the breath.  
  • The Natural Dentist Healthy Gums Toothpaste: made from botanical, herbal, and mineral ingredients and contains 20% purified aloe vera. Our aloe vera toothpaste helps treat and prevent bleeding gums and can also help whiten your teeth.

When used together, The Natural Dentist Healthy Gums Mouth Rinse and The Natural Dentist Healthy Gums Toothpaste with 20% purified aloe vera delivers the therapeutic benefits of aloe vera to your gums and mouth. This regimen helps you treat any oral conditions, like gingivitis or mouth sores, you may be currently experiencing. It can also help you prevent future issues from arising. 

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