The Science

At truthpaste, we meticulously select our ingredients to ensure their efficacy and safety. Our commitment to natural oral care is backed by scientific research that highlights the benefits of essential oils and other natural compounds in maintaining dental health. By leveraging these natural ingredients, we aim to provide effective alternatives to traditional dental products, ensuring a healthier smile through nature’s best.
Holistic Healing Through Herbs: Effectiveness of Aloe Vera on Post Extraction Socket Healing

Holistic Healing Through Herbs: Effectiveness of Aloe Vera on Post Extraction Socket Healing

Advances in the field of alternative medicine has encouraged the use of various natural products for multiple uses in the field of dentistry for treatment of various oral diseases. A natural herbal product is Aloe vera, which has number of benefits with no reported side effects and gaining considerable importance in clinical research.

Aloe vera has been proved to have a unique property that is implicated in better healing than other group without any side effects. Aloe vera is economical, effective, powerful nutritional supplement and antioxidant that protects and promotes wound healing.

Nimma VL, Talla HV, Bairi JK, Gopaldas M, Bathula H, Vangdoth S. Holistic Healing Through Herbs: Effectiveness of Aloe Vera on Post Extraction Socket Healing. J Clin Diagn Res. 2017 Mar;11(3):ZC83-ZC86. doi: 10.7860/JCDR/2017/21331.9627. Epub 2017 Mar 1. PMID: 28511517; PMCID: PMC5427443.

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Clinical Efficacy of Aloe Vera Toothpaste on Periodontal Parameters of Patients with Gingivitis-A Randomized, Controlled, Single-masked Clinical Trial

Clinical Efficacy of Aloe Vera Toothpaste on Periodontal Parameters of Patients with Gingivitis-A Randomized, Controlled, Single-masked Clinical Trial

This study aims to assess the effects of aloe vera toothpaste on dental plaques and gingivitis.

Conclusion: The effect of aloe vera toothpaste on PI and GI was similar to that of fluoride toothpaste and it seems that this toothpaste can be used as an alternative to a chemical toothpaste.

Clinical significance: The use of an aloe vera toothpaste in improving the progression of gingivitis can be evaluated.

Sayar F, Farahmand AH, Rezazadeh M. Clinical Efficacy of Aloe Vera Toothpaste on Periodontal Parameters of Patients with Gingivitis-A Randomized, Controlled, Single-masked Clinical Trial. J Contemp Dent Pract. 2021 Mar 1;22(3):242-247. PMID: 34210922.

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Aloe Vera in Dentistry

Aloe Vera in Dentistry

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.

Aloe vera has a lot to offer in the field of dentistry, a lot of studies is on the way to utilize the effective antimicrobial property of the miracle plant. Interest is gathering for the use of aloe vera in dentistry and this natural therapy is already proved its unlimited use in our field.

Sujatha G, Kumar GS, Muruganandan J, Prasad TS. Aloe vera in dentistry. J Clin Diagn Res. 2014 Oct;8(10):ZI01-2. doi: 10.7860/JCDR/2014/8382.4983. Epub 2014 Oct 20. PMID: 25478478; PMCID: PMC4253296.

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Effect of eucalyptus oil on Streptococcus mutans and Enterococcus faecalis growth.

Effect of eucalyptus oil on Streptococcus mutans and Enterococcus faecalis growth.

“Based on this study's results, using EO as an organic compound could be considered an adjunctive tool in preventing the growth of oral pathogens causing dental caries and endodontic infection.”

Balhaddad AA, AlSheikh RN. Effect of eucalyptus oil on Streptococcus mutans and Enterococcus faecalis growth. BDJ Open. 2023 Jul 6;9(1):26. doi: 10.1038/s41405-023-00154-8. Erratum in: BDJ Open. 2023 Oct 16;9(1):46. doi: 10.1038/s41405-023-00173-5. PMID: 37414765; PMCID: PMC10326078.

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In vitro anticariogenic and antibiofilm activities of toothpastes formulated with essential oils

In vitro anticariogenic and antibiofilm activities of toothpastes formulated with essential oils

"The results indicate that clove, oregano, thyme, and cinnamon essential oils may be added to fluoride-free toothpastes to enhance inhibitory effects against bacteria associated with cavities and periodontal disease"

de Oliveira Carvalho I, Purgato GA, Píccolo MS, Pizziolo VR, Coelho RR, Diaz-Muñoz G, Alves Nogueira Diaz M. In vitro anticariogenic and antibiofilm activities of toothpastes formulated with essential oils. Arch Oral Biol. 2020 Sep;117:104834. doi: 10.1016/j.archoralbio.2020.104834. Epub 2020 Jul 9. PMID: 32663696.

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The effect of Mentha spicata and Eucalyptus camaldulensis essential oils on dental biofilm

The effect of Mentha spicata and Eucalyptus camaldulensis essential oils on dental biofilm

"Spearmint & Eucalyptus essential oils significantly reduce biofilm formation that can contribute to the development of novel anticaries treatments"

Rasooli I, Shayegh S, Astaneh S. The effect of Mentha spicata and Eucalyptus camaldulensis essential oils on dental biofilm. Int J Dent Hyg. 2009 Aug;7(3):196-203. doi: 10.1111/j.1601-5037.2009.00389.x. PMID: 19659716.

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Revisiting the Therapeutic Effects of Essential Oils on the Oral Microbiome.

Revisiting the Therapeutic Effects of Essential Oils on the Oral Microbiome.

"Essential oils (EOs) are phytopharmaceuticals, or plant-derived compounds, that possess beneficial properties such as anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, antimicrobial, antiviral, bacteriostatic, and bactericidal effects. In this review, we present scientific findings on the activity of EOs as an alternative therapy for common oral diseases. This narrative review provides a deeper understanding of the medicinal properties of EOs and their application in dentistry"

Radu CM, Radu CC, Bochiș SA, Arbănași EM, Lucan AI, Murvai VR, Zaha DC. Revisiting the Therapeutic Effects of Essential Oils on the Oral Microbiome. Pharmacy (Basel). 2023 Feb 10;11(1):33. doi: 10.3390/pharmacy11010033. PMID: 36827671; PMCID: PMC9958697.

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Inhibitory Activity of Essential Oils of Mentha spicata and Eucalyptus globulus on Biofilms of Streptococcus mutans in an In Vitro Model.

Inhibitory Activity of Essential Oils of Mentha spicata and Eucalyptus globulus on Biofilms of Streptococcus mutans in an In Vitro Model.

"The EOs showed antimicrobial activity against both the Streptococcus mutans planktonic and biofilm cultures. Thus, EOs may have great potential for the development of pharmaceutical and sanitary products for oral health."

Landeo-Villanueva GE, Salazar-Salvatierra ME, Ruiz-Quiroz JR, Zuta-Arriola N, Jarama-Soto B, Herrera-Calderon O, Pari-Olarte JB, Loyola-Gonzales E. Inhibitory Activity of Essential Oils ofMentha spicataandEucalyptus globuluson Biofilms ofStreptococcus mutansin an In Vitro Model. Antibiotics (Basel). 2023 Feb 10;12(2):369. doi: 10.3390/antibiotics12020369. PMID: 36830281; PMCID: PMC9952483.

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Essential oils, their therapeutic properties, and implication in dentistry: A review

Essential oils, their therapeutic properties, and implication in dentistry: A review

Antibacterial treatments currently used for treatment cause several side effects, and bacterial resistance to the antibiotics is also increasing. Therefore, there is need to find better alternatives. Essential oils (EOs) have been used for treatment of various ailments since ancient times and have gained popularity over the years. Safety and efficacy of EOs have been proved by several clinical trials.

On the basis of the available information, it can be concluded that EOs have the potential to be developed as preventive or therapeutic agents for various oral diseases

Dagli N, Dagli R, Mahmoud RS, Baroudi K. Essential oils, their therapeutic properties, and implication in dentistry: A review. J Int Soc Prev Community Dent. 2015 Sep-Oct;5(5):335-40. doi: 10.4103/2231-0762.165933. PMID: 26539382; PMCID: PMC4606594.

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The effect of an essential-oils mouthrinse as compared to a vehicle solution on plaque and gingival inflammation: a systematic review and meta-analysis

The effect of an essential-oils mouthrinse as compared to a vehicle solution on plaque and gingival inflammation: a systematic review and meta-analysis

The purpose of this review was to systematically evaluate the effects of an alcohol vehicle solution (V-Sol) compared with an essential-oils mouthwash (EOMW) and if available with a water-based control (WC) on plaque, gingival inflammation parameters and extrinsic tooth staining.

The DIFFM of the meta-analysis of four 6-month studies showed that the EOMW provided significantly better plaque control (DIFFM = 0.39, P < 0.00001) and gingival inflammation reduction as measured by the Löe and Silness Index (DIFFM = 0.36, P = 0.00001) as compared to the V-Sol.

Van Leeuwen MP, Slot DE, Van der Weijden GA. The effect of an essential-oils mouthrinse as compared to a vehicle solution on plaque and gingival inflammation: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Int J Dent Hyg. 2014 Aug;12(3):160-7. doi: 10.1111/idh.12069. Epub 2014 Apr 10. PMID: 24720368.

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Early benefits with daily rinsing on gingival health improvements with an essential oil mouthrinse--post-hoc analysis of 5 clinical trials

Early benefits with daily rinsing on gingival health improvements with an essential oil mouthrinse--post-hoc analysis of 5 clinical trials

The aim of this investigation through post-hoc analyses was to determine the ability to achieve gingival health in the short term with daily rinsing with an essential oil containing antimicrobial mouthrinse.

Significantly more healthy gingival sites and virtually plaque free tooth surfaces can be achieved as early as 4 weeks with use of an essential oil antimicrobial mouthrinse. This finding continues through 6 months twice daily use as part of oral care practices compared to mechanical oral hygiene alone.

Charles CA, Lisante TA, Revankar R, Cortelli JR, Cortelli SC, Aquino D, Goyal CR, Amini P. Early benefits with daily rinsing on gingival health improvements with an essential oil mouthrinse--post-hoc analysis of 5 clinical trials. J Dent Hyg. 2014;88 Suppl 1:40-50. PMID: 25071149.

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The long-term effect of a mouthrinse containing essential oils on dental plaque and gingivitis: a systematic review

The long-term effect of a mouthrinse containing essential oils on dental plaque and gingivitis: a systematic review

The purpose of this study was to review the literature on the effects of a mouthrinse containing essential oils (EO) on plaque and parameters of gingival inflammation.

When used as an adjunct to unsupervised oral hygiene, EO provides an additional benefit with regard to plaque and gingivitis reduction as compared to a placebo or control.

Stoeken JE, Paraskevas S, van der Weijden GA. The long-term effect of a mouthrinse containing essential oils on dental plaque and gingivitis: a systematic review. J Periodontol. 2007 Jul;78(7):1218-28. doi: 10.1902/jop.2007.060269. PMID: 17608576.

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