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J Clin Diagn Res. 2014 Oct;8(10):ZI01-2. doi: 10.7860/JCDR/2014/8382.4983. Epub 2014 Oct 20.

Aloe vera in dentistry.

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1
Reader, Department of Oral & Maxillofacial Pathology, Sri Venkateswara Dental College & Hospital , Thalambur, Chennai, India .
2
Professor, Department of Conservative Dentistry, Sri Venkateswara Dental College & Hospital , Thalambur, Chennai, India .
3
Professor & H.O.D, Department of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, Dental College & Hospital , Thalambur, Chennai, India .

Abstract

Aloe vera is a medicinal plant which has been used for thousands of years. The health benefits of aloe vera is well known and the dental uses of this plant is multiple. Interest is gathering among researchers regarding the use of this plant. Studies have proved the antiseptic, anti inflammatory, antiviral and antifungal properties of aloe vera and the use of this plant is proved beneficial. This plant is proved to be non allergic and very good in building up the immune system. Aloe vera is gaining popularity in dentistry as it is completely natural and there is no side effects being reported with its use. This paper gives an overview of the uses of this miracle plant and its uses in dentistry.

KEYWORDS:

Aloe vera; Applications; Dentistry; Medicinal plant; Natural

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