Does Aloe Vera Gel Help Stop Cavities?
In an artificial environment dental researchers compared the bacterial destroying ability of aloe vera gel to two standard toothpastes. They found that aloe vera gel had the same anti-bacterial properties as toothpastes.
It is important to understand that the cavity fighting potential of aloe vera was determined simply by seeing how bacteria in a laboratory responded to the presence of aloe vera gel. This way of thinking about tooth cavities is flawed as bacteria don't cause tooth decay.
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Even though the theory is wrong, researchers may be unintentionally pointing us to a fundamental truth. Aloe vera gel has been used as a healing and soothing treatment for burns for centuries. It seems likely that pure aloe vera gel (preferably unprocessed from the plant) would help soothe inflamed gums and it may even help with tooth infections.
Prevention of tooth decay has everything to do with the ability of your body to use and digest nutrients. Therefore, it seems wise to use aloe vera gel to help soothe your intestines as a way to increase absorption and assimilation of nutrients. Absorption of more nutrients will help your body to build healthy teeth and bones.
In conclusion, fresh aloe vera may contribute towards halting tooth cavities to a small degree. This is not because it is anti-bacterial, but because it provides nutrients and aids in the digestive process.
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