Aloe vera has been known and used for thousands of years for its healing and soothing properties. Its antioxidants, anti-inflammatory, anti-bacterial, antiplaque, antigingivitis and non-abrasive properties make it particularly excellent for oral care.
If you’d like to check out some of the articles and clinical studies for yourself, we’ve collected a few to get you started.
An easy-to-read summary of some of the health benefits of aloe:
A concise, easy-to-read article that goes over the benefits of Aloe vera in oral care:
Dr. Arhiri’s blog post about Aloe vera and maintaining oral health:
From 2012, this study discussed the concentrations of Aloe vera for use as an oral antiseptic and for the prevention of cavities and periodontal disease.
This 2012 clinical study shows that Aloe vera decreases pain score and wound size, and the time it takes to heal aphthous stomatitis lesions (commonly referred to as canker sores):
A 2013 study finding that Aloe vera has anti-inflammatory properties that make it a good companion treatment to professional teeth cleaning (scaling) in treating gingivitis caused by plaque build-up:
This 2014 clinical study shows that Aloe vera mouthwash is as effective in reducing gum disease symptoms as the leading prescription mouthwash:
Another 2014 clinical study finding that Aloe vera is effective in reducing dental plaque:
This is a 2014 paper providing an overview of the research on Aloe vera and dentistry:
This 2016 study adds to the evidence that aloe vera has a role to play in oral care:
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