Aloe Vera Gets Thumbs Up on Oral Care
If you have sensitive teeth or gums that bleed easily when you brush, finding the right toothpaste goes beyond just how effective it is at fighting cavities.
People with sensitive teeth or those who suffer from chronic mouth ulcers need more than just the ordinary toothpaste or mouthwash. Aloe Vera toothgel is now in the market to provide a solution to sensitive teeth and gum problems.
The Academy of General Dentistry in its May/June 2009 issue of the General Dentistry Journal, claims that Aloe Vera toothgel is effective as a cavity-preventing measure aside from working well on sensitive teeth and gums.
People in the dental profession have long debated on the capability of aloe vera toothgel to eradicate disease-causing bacteria and other harmful microorganisms in the mouth. The Academy has reported however, that Aloe Vera toothgel is proven to be effective in fighting germs found in the mouth. A recent study compared the pathogen-fighting properties of 2 commercially available toothpaste preparations alongside Aloe Vera toothgel and found the latter to be equally, and at some point even more effective in controlling and eliminating cavity-causing microflora in the mouth and gums.
The germ-fighting qualities of Aloe Vera toothgel can be attributed to its natural anthraquinone content – chemical compounds which also provide analgesic, anti-fungal, and anti-viral activity when used in low doses. It’s also favoured by people who have sensitive teeth since Aloe Vera toothgel contains no harsh abrasive components found in regular toothpastes.
Overall physical health is directly related to oral and dental health. Gingivitis or gum disease has been found to aggravate certain ailments such as diabetes, stroke, heart and lung diseases. Harmful bacteria and microorganisms in the mouth can cause periodontal disease and premature tooth loss. In addition to that, disease-causing bacteria are carried in the bloodstream and can spread infection to the other organs of the body.
Actual data gathering on this was conducted by Emory University along with the Center for Disease Control. Researchers established that people with gingivitis and other forms of periodontal diseases had an almost 50% chance of dying earlier that those without the disease.
Aloe vera toothgel provides preventative and curative measures against gingivitis and periodontis. Its powerful antiseptic properties can reach all areas of the mouth to kill disease-causing bacteria. Its natural anti-inflammatory properties on the other hand, help lessen occasions of soft tissue swelling and bleeding of the gums.
There are many Aloe Vera toothgels available, but not all contain the essential medicinal properties needed to fight dental caries and care for sensitive teeth. In fact only a few varieties out of over 300 aloe species have these oral health attributes.
The International Aloe Science Council was formed to provide and enforce quality control procedures in the manufacture of aloe vera health care products. It provides certifications and seals of quality to manufacturers who match or exceed industry standards and provides consumers with a guarantee that they are purchasing industry compliant products.
Forever Bright is the first toothgel to have been awarded the Council quality seal. It is fluoride-free, therefore it is gentle and non-abrasive to the gums and teeth. It also contains Bee Propolis, a natural healing antibiotic. Forever Bright fortifies, nurtures and guards the teeth and gums against bacteria build-up as it fights plaque and whitens teeth without harmful bleaching components. Forever Bright comes in a minty gel-based formula which both adults and children will love.