Saturday, November 3, 2018

ALOE VERA - Is it Good For Your Teeth?

Sarah Stambaugh - teeth
Photo  by Mike Burns 
Aloe vera is known for its many health benefits and is widely acknowledged for its use in helping to improve the appearance of the skin, treat digestive problems, and boost your immune system and well-being. However, a lot of people are unaware of the fact that aloe vera can actually be used for dental care as well.

Oral dental care is very important because as we all know you only get one set of (real) teeth in this lifetime so you have to look after them. You should, therefore, brush your teeth twice daily and floss your teeth and gums regularly as well. You should also consider using mouthwash as additional protection against bacteria and plaque. Plus of course, you should limit the number of sugary foods you eat and visit your dentist every six months for a check-up.

These are the traditional ways of looking after your teeth but aloe vera, although not clinically proven, is regarded by many people, including some dentists, as being useful in the fight against tooth decay as well.

The mouth is a breeding ground for bacteria which can be a major problem if preventative measures are not taken because these bacteria can attack the teeth and gums, and can lead to bad breath and other specific conditions such as gingivitis, stomatitis and periodontitis. Aloe vera, however, has many anti-bacterial qualities which is why it is said to be very effective in fighting the bacteria and preventing these problems.

Aloe vera is most effective when working from inside the body so specific types of products such as aloe vera juices and pills are probably the most effective at fighting bacteria. Of course, you wouldn't necessarily buy these products with the sole purpose of looking after your teeth, because it can get quite expensive when used with all the other preventative measures you may be taking, but you will benefit from the other health benefits of aloe vera as well by taking these products. So as well as looking after your teeth, you can help improve your skin's appearance, aid digestion, and boost your immune system and general well-being at the same time.

If you do want to use aloe vera solely for your teeth, you can try using one of the many kinds of toothpaste and tooth gels that are on the market. These will all contain the aloe vera ingredient specifically with the sole purpose of protecting your teeth from bacteria.

Whichever aloe vera product you use, it's clear that aloe vera's anti-bacterial qualities can help to fight the onset of tooth decay and bacteria.

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