Role of Aloe Vera and its Clinical Efficiency on Dental Caries: A Systematic Review
Keywords:Aloe Vera mouthwash, Dental caries, Bacterial infection, Aloe Vera gel, Systematic review
Background: As most microorganisms are drug-resistant, the periodontal health of individuals is affected by dental caries. So as an alternative treatment option, Aloe Vera, which has high medicinal properties, can be used in the treatment of periodontal diseases. Aim: To evaluate the efficacy of aloe Vera mouthwash in dental caries and improve periodontal health. Methodology: A literature review was done using Pub Med, science direct, Medline, Cochrane, Scopus using keywords aloe Vera mouthwash and dental caries. There were 210articlesfrom various sources; four studies were selected for systematic review. Results: Aloe Vera has a significant reduction in the plaque and gingival score and dental caries, which is comparable to chlorhexidine mouthwash. All four studies selected have significant p-value with statistical Analysis. P-values were <0.001 in every study. Conclusion: Aloe Vera mouthwash is equally effective and can be an alternative to prevent dental caries and maintain dental health.
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