Aloe Vera and Oral Health
Aloe vera’s anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, and antimicrobial properties may provide dental health benefits.
After reading this course, the participant should be able to:
- Discuss the properties that make aloe vera a suitable alternative therapy for various dental procedures.
- Identify the plant’s viscous secretions, and its effects in promoting wound healing through its antimicrobial, antioxidant, and anti-inflammatory actions.
- Describe preventive uses for aloe vera in oral health care.
This course was published in the November 2018 issue and expires November 2021. The authors have no commercial conflicts of interest to disclose. This 2 credit hour self-study activity is electronically mediated.