Brush your teeth with aloe vera

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While brushing your teeth with a mint-favored toothpaste can sometimes do the trick, adding a bit of aloe vera to the mix may be stronger, stated Torrado. "Aloe vera actually has the ability to kill bacteria, fungus and viruses in the mouth and in the entire body, as well as providing anti-inflammatory properties," she said. "Research at the University of Texas Health Science Center has determined that aloe vera promotes growth and healing in human cells." Torrado further added that if you use a commercial product, make sure it contains the stabilized gel (that is located in the center of the aloe vera plant) and has been approved by The International Aloe Science Council (such as Forever Living's Forever Bright Stabilizing Aloe Vera Toothgel, $6.25, www.betterthangreens.com).