In recent years, we’ve seen a rise in the use of Aloe Vera toothpastes. They’re considered to be a ‘healthier’ alternative to regular toothpaste, and many people swear by it’s healing properties.
Although aloe vera does contain lots of good vitamins and is highly inflammatory, it’s not the best thing for your teeth.
Unlike regular toothpaste, the first thing it’s lacking is fluoride, and this is why most people change to it. Fluoride is super beneficial to your teeth, as it helps prevent holes forming, and re-mineralises your teeth. There are no studies out there that would tell us otherwise. That is why it’s added to the water in some areas, and it has been shown to drop decay rates due to it’s use. Aloe Vera is lacking in fluoride, therefore you’re not getting the protection of a regular toothpaste.
Aloe Vera toothpaste also isn’t as abrasive as normal toothpaste, which is why people with sensitive teeth tend to change to it. But this can mean debris gets left behind after brushing, and so it’s really not doing the best job it can for you.
Some people also use it if they have bleeding gums. Although peoples gums can sometimes bleed, and this is normal, it can be a sign of another underlying issue such as gum disease. It’s always best to get to your dentist if your gums are bleeding reguarly or severely. No toothpaste on earth will treat bleeding gums.
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