Aloe Vera in Pediatric Dentistry: Back to the Origin?
Aloe vera (Aloe barbadensis) is a plant that belongs to Liliaceae family. It has been used in phytotherapeutic fields for many years, being empirically indicated for constipation, skin burns, rheumatic pains, and wounds. Furthermore, there is a shift nowadays in the paradigm consisting of the use of natural substances, among others, aloe vera. Given its numerous benefits, its applications have been investigated and extended to the field of dentistry. The aim of this manuscript is to overview its application in pediatric dentistry, its mechanism of action and efficacy.