Canker Sore News


Common Ingredient in Toothpaste Linked to Canker Sores

Jeff Becker - Tuesday, July 22, 2014 | Comments (0)

Studies have shown that SLS (Sodium Laurel Sulfate) can be a factor in incidences of RAU (recurrent aphthous stomatitis), or canker sores. SLS is a foaming agent commonly found in toothpaste. Below are abstracts from 2 studies. The second study only included 10 patients, which is a very low sample size, but many canker sore sufferers have reported a decrease in frequency after switching to a low SLS brand.

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Optimal Oral Health Reduces Degenerative Diseases

Jeff Becker - Wednesday, July 16, 2014 | Comments (0)

Compelling evidence suggests that probiotics may offer relief from the most common disease affecting the oral mucosa in the US—aphthous stomatitis, also known as canker sores. These painful ulcerations, which can affect the inside lining of the lips and cheek, underside of the tongue, and the floor of the mouth, represent a significant source of suffering and distress. Read More...