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Why We Love Aloe

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:
https://ecowatch.com/2015/04/14/health-benefits-antioxidant-aloe-vera/

A concise, easy-to-read article that goes over the benefits of Aloe vera in oral care:
https://www.palenciadental.com/blog/can-aloe-vera-treat-gum-disease/

Dr. Arhiri’s blog post about Aloe vera and maintaining oral health:
https://www.premiersmilespa.com/blog/dental-care/can-aloe-vera-maintain-or-improve-my-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.
https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/22466882/

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):
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3491322/

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:
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3800403/

This 2014 clinical study shows that Aloe vera mouthwash is as effective in reducing gum disease symptoms as the leading prescription mouthwash:
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24603910/

Another 2014 clinical study finding that Aloe vera is effective in reducing dental plaque:
https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/24795515/

This is a 2014 paper providing an overview of the research on Aloe vera and dentistry:
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4253296/

This 2016 study adds to the evidence that aloe vera has a role to play in oral care:
https://www.researchgate.net/publication/310616551_Antibacterial_Effect_of_Aloe_Vera_Gel_against_Oral_Pathogens_An_In-vitro_Study

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