The Effect of Commercial Toothpaste Containing Aloe Vera on Dental Plaque and Gingivitis: A Double-Blind Randomized Clinical Trial
Keywords:Aloe vera, Toothpaste, Dental Plaque, Gingivitis.
Objectives: Aloe vera is a medical plant which has the greater medicinal value and enormous properties for
curing and preventing gingivitis and oral diseases. This study aims to evaluate the effect of a commercial
toothpaste containing Aloe vera on the reduction of plaque and gingivitis.
Material and methods: 24 patients diagnosed with generalized gingivitis, randomly divided into 2 groups,
patients in the test group (n=12) used toothpaste containing Aloe vera, and patients in the control group
(n=12) used toothpaste containing fluoride. Plaque Index (PI), Gingival Index (GI), and Bleeding on Probing
(BOP) were assessed at days 0 and 30. Subjects were asked to brush their teeth with the stated toothpaste, twice
a day, for 30 days. the data on toothpaste tubes were masked for both patients and examiner.
Results: All clinical parameters showed a significant reduction on 30th day in both test and control groups,
but no significant differences between groups.
Conclusion: The results of the present study indicate that commercial toothpaste containing Aloe vera did not
show an additional effect on plaque and gingivitis compared to the control fluoridated toothpaste.
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