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Grace S.

I used to get canker sores often, one every 6 weeks or so, and always on my tongue about the size of a pencil eraser, so painful eating and drinking was dreadful until it healed and went away. I never paid enough attention to narrow down a 'culprit' but I read somewhere that toothpastes containing the ingredient sodium lauryl sulfate, a foaming agent, can cause dryness and canker sores in the mouth so I switched to Sensodyne toothpaste which is one of the only toothpastes that does not contain this ingredient and I noticed WAY less canker sores. I switched 4 years ago and I've probably only had 2 canker sores since. Pro-namel is another toothpaste that does not contain SLS and I currently use that one. ALSO when I do get a canker sore the NUMBER ONE thing that helped heal them FAST, faster than salt water, anything, was Colgate Peroxyl mouth rinse. If you feel a canker sore coming on buy this and use it!!! It has healed them in one day for me.

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I think this is true. I've used Sensadyne toothpaste for years and didn't suffer from canker sores. I switched to Colgate Sensitive (to save a few pennies) and within days I have a big sore on my tongue. I would not have connected the two if I hadnt read this. Thank you so much. I off to get my Sensadyne.


I wanted to share my experience with Canker sores b/c i haven't found anyone mention the same 'cure' that completely worked for me. I've had canker sores since before i could even read (6 to 10 per year). I had tried the change in toothpaste and everything else under the sun that i had read to try and prevent them. I had long since given up but happen to begin a pescatarian diet (no meat) six years ago and realized about six months or a year into it that i wasn't getting sores anymore. It's been 6 years and i think i've had one. I really think it's something different for all of us... what reacts with our own mouth and its chemistry. Hopefully this may help someone else as it was the cure for me.


closys has no sls

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